Aurier

Former Tottenham defender Serge Aurier is in talks to sign for LaLiga side Villarreal.

The 28-year old full back is a free agent after cancelling his contract with Tottenham by mutual consent on transfer deadline day in August.

He is due to undergo a medical in Villarreal on Monday ahead of signing for Unai Emery’s side, although the length of his contract with the Europa League champions has yet to be revealed.

He left Spurs after a four-year spell and 110 appearances, having joined from PSG – where Emery was one of his managers – in 2017 where he won two Ligue 1 titles.

His contract with the north London club was due to finish at the end of the season but he told the club of his wish to terminate his deal over the summer.

Aurier had been linked with Arsenal, Everton and Real Madrid as he looked for a new club to revive his career.

Reflecting on his Tottenham departure, Aurier said: ‘I have really enjoyed my time at Spurs and would like to thank the club and the fans, but I feel now is the right time for me to move onto a new challenge.’

Villarreal beat Real Betis 2-0 at the weekend to maintain an unbeaten start to their league season. However, they remain six points off the leaders having drawn five of their opening games.

They face Manchester United in the Champions League in November.

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