Serge Aurier signs for PSG on four-year deal

Serge Aurier: PSG defender
Image: Serge Aurier: signs for PSG on a permanent deal until 2019

Toulouse defender Serge Aurier has signed for French champions Paris Saint-Germain until 2019.

The Ivorian, on loan at PSG this season from their fellow Ligue 1 side, has 25 caps for the Ivory Coast, and had been linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham in the last 12 months.

"Paris Saint-Germain is happy to announce it has triggered the option-to-buy clause for Serge Aurier. The Ivory Coast international has signed a contract with the club until June 2019," read a statement issued by the Ligue 1 leaders.

Aurier shone at last year's World Cup in Brazil and helped the Ivorians win the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year, and has made a total of 14 appearances for Paris this season, scoring one goal.

Paris did not confirm the fee paid for Aurier, a right-back who began his career with Lens and then spent two and a half years at Toulouse before being loaned to the Parc des Princes last summer.

Media reports in France place the fee in the region of £7.2m

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