PSG reportedly call Aurier; may help Spurs sign Atal in 2020

Serge Aurier of Tottenham runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round 16 match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany on...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier is reportedly wanted by PSG.

Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on February 13, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur have issues at right back, but that may not stop the club from selling Serge Aurier before the European transfer deadline.

Kieran Trippier has gone to Atletico Madrid, Juan Foyth is injured and has little experience at right back, and Kyle Walker-Peters has yet to really prove himself.

The only senior, proven right back in the ranks is Aurier, and yet the Ivorian is seemingly unwanted, and could be on the move before the end of the month.

 

L'Equipe report that Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo recently called Aurier to discuss a return to the club, just two years since leaving the French capital for Spurs.

The Ivorian may well fancy a return to PSG if a move materialises, and not only would Spurs not stand in his way given his lack of playing time under Mauricio Pochettino, but it may also help Tottenham with a future deal.

Le10 Sport claim that PSG have a number of options at right back, with Nice star Youcef Atal one of them, but signing Aurier would potentially leave Atal available to sign in the future.

Nice's Algerian defender Youcef Atal celebrates after scoring his second goal during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and En Avant Guingamp at the Allianz Riviera stadium in...

The Daily Mail recently noted that Spurs are interested in Algerian international Atal, having been impressed with the speedster's attacking play for Nice last week.

If PSG pick Aurier, Spurs would still have a shot at signing Atal in 2020, rather than seeing him move to PSG and leave their unwanted right back stranded at Tottenham.

Hopefully Spurs can get their ideal situation, but much will depend on whether PSG follow up that phone call with Aurier by pushing to re-sign him rather than Atal.

Nice's Algerian defender Youcef Atal celebrates afte scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Nice (OGCN) and Strasbourg (RCSA) on March 3, 2019, at the Allianz Riviera...

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