Tottenham agree deal to sign Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier reacts during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Ba
Image: Tottenham have agreed a £23m deal to sign Serge Aurier, Sky sources understand

Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain, but his work permit is yet to be finalised, Sky sources understand.

It is understood the 24-year-old defender has completed a medical ahead of a transfer worth £23m, but the move is still being held up by issues surrounding his right to enter the United Kingdom.

Aurier was given a two-month suspended jail sentence last year for assaulting a police officer and was not allowed into the country to play for PSG in their Champions League clash with Arsenal - he has since appealed against that sentence and is still awaiting the result.

Aurier has played his entire professional career in France, joining PSG in the summer of 2015 after starting his career with Lens and then moving on to Toulouse.

The full-back could be a victim of PSG's need to be careful about meeting UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules in the wake of their world-record deal to bring Neymar to the club from Barcelona.

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