Serge Aurier completes move to Tottenham from PSG
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 31/08/17 9:37pm
Tottenham have announced the £23m signing of Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier.
The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract and arrives as Spurs' replacement for Kyle Walker, who joined Manchester City in a £50m deal earlier in the window.
The Ivory Coast international said: "This is a huge and exciting opportunity at a massive football club and I am determined to prove myself as a professional both on and off the pitch.
"This is a fresh start for me and I will do everything to make the Spurs fanbase, which is huge and diverse, proud of me. The fans are the most important people at any club and I am looking forward to showing them and everyone at Spurs the real Serge Aurier."
Sky Sports reported earlier this month that Mauricio Pochettino had moved for Aurier after attempts to sign Porto's Ricardo Pereira proved fruitless.
But Aurier's move was thrown into doubt over a work permit application, due to an ongoing appeal over a conviction in France for assaulting a police officer, which had resulted in a two-month suspended prison sentence.
The Home Office granted his work permit on Deadline Day's eve and Spurs completed the deal overnight. He will wear the number 24 shirt.
Tottenham are expected to have a busy Deadline Day, wanting two further deals over the line after Aurier.
They have agreed a deal with Swansea to sign striker Fernando Llorente, which Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague believes to be £12m.