Aurier 'finished' at Tottenham and tipped to lead 'big-name' exodus - Whelan

Serge Aurier could lead an exodus of “big names” out of Tottenham after losing to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 28-year-old was “finished” at Spurs but admitted he may not be the only senior star to leave.

Aurier started and played 108 minutes of Tottenham’s 3-0 loss to Dinamo, a result which condemned Spurs to a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

The right-back struggled to contain the Croatian side, most notably for the first and third goals of the night.

As revealed by Football Insider earlier this month, Spurs are planning to offload the Ivory Coast international this summer.

However, Whelan suggested he would not be the only high-profile exit.

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Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: I think his time at Spurs finished a long time ago but you’ve got to use players at the minute.

“You’ve got to use a full squad, you’re not gonna let players go when you’re light in certain areas. You’ve got to give yourself an opportunity.

“There’s no doubt there’s going to be a lot of players, I believe, leaving Tottenham at the end of the season. Some good players.

“There’s gonna be a turnaround in players coming in and players going out. They’re going to lose some big names because it’s not been a successful season. There’s no point having a big stadium for a side that finishes sixth.” 

Aurier has played 21 times across all competitions this term, with 14 league starts under his belt.

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