Done deal? Man United reach agreement with PSG’s Serge Aurier
Today’s press is a hive of activity with reports that Manchester United have reached a deal in principle to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier.
The story has been broken by French publication L’Equipe, who claim that PSG are willing to sell the 24-year-old, who has been ousted in the first team by Thomas Munier.
A move would certainly make sense for Man United, who are seeking a long-term successor to current right-back Antonio Valencia.
The Ecuadorian star will be 32-years-old by the time next season begins.
Aurier has made 28 appearances for Les Parisiens this season, but it’s believed some below-par performances and off-the-field antics have seen him lose favour in the French capital.
And with Munier now viewed as the preferred choice at right-back, the Ligue 1 giants are ready to cash in.
Valued at just under £13m by transfermarkt.co.uk, it’s believed the deal will see United sign the Ivory Coast international for around £18m.
The move would also see Aurier team-up with international team-mate Eric Bailly at Old Trafford.
The full-back began his career with Lens, having come through their youth academy.
Aurier made his senior debut aged just 16-years-old, and spent three years with the club before joining Toulouse in 2012.
He then moved to PSG on a year-long loan deal in 2014, before the move was made permanent 12 months later for £8.5m.
His time in Paris has been fraught with controversy however, with the club suspending him last season for comments made towards Angel di Maria and Laurent Blanc.
And earlier this season Aurier was banned from making the trip to face Arsenal in the Champions League, after he failed to secure a visa after spending two months in prison for assaulting a police officer.
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