AC Milan are preparing an offer of £15m to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier this January, according to Football London.
Selling Aurier could leave us without a recognised right-back with Kyle Walker-Peters expected to leave on loan this month, as Sky Sports details.
And you know what? I don’t care.
Aurier has proven time and again that he cannot be relied upon. He must not be first choice next season, so sell him while we have the chance.
Most of the offers for players who we need to shift – Aurier, Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama etc – are going to be from smaller clubs, which is one of the reasons why we have had so much difficultly getting rid thus far.
The package of London life, the best stadium and training ground in the world and regular football makes less esteemed destinations thoroughly unattractive. But AC Milan have enough pulling power to make this an opportunity that Aurier is less likely to decline in favour of staying at Spurs.
A big squad rebuild is required and we won’t get it all done on our terms – at the right price or at the right time. So to get things moving we may have to take a couple of hits. I am fully prepared to take a hit on Aurier.
Anyone defending the Ivorian’s supposedly improved form under Jose Mourinho is clinging onto the occasional good cross or the fact that he hasn’t messed up as often as he used to. He isn’t good enough. Simple.
Play a kid instead. Use Juan Foyth or Japhet Tanganga there. Sign a replacement this window.
Whatever. Sell now, think later.