Serge Aurier's move to Tottenham 'imminent' as work permit agreed
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 31/08/17 1:29pm
Serge Aurier's £23m move to Tottenham is imminent, according to Sky sources.
The Paris Saint-Germain player has been granted a work permit enabling him to finalise his transfer, after the clubs agreed the fee last week.
Lowdown on Serge Aurier
Serge Aurier has been granted a work permit ahead of a £23m move from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham, according to Sky sources
Aurier has completed his medical and agreed personal terms with Tottenham.
PSG had set a midday deadline for Aurier to sort out that permit - or he could have been transferred to Barcelona or Juventus, where a permit would not be required.
Aurier was given a two-month suspended jail sentence last year for assaulting a police officer - he has since appealed against that sentence but the outcome is unknown. The 24-year-old was not allowed into the UK to play for PSG in their Champions League clash with Arsenal last season as a result of the jail sentence.
Sky Sports News understands there was interest from Manchester United and Chelsea but Aurier has chosen Tottenham and cited Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy as major factors in his decision.
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.