Exclusive: Ex-Spur tips Tottenham to green light 28-yr-old exit after terms agreed
Alan Hutton has tipped Tottenham to sell Serge Aurier this summer after the arrival of Matt Doherty from Wolves.
The former Spurs and Scotland full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the new signing will be able to offer the concentration levels Aurier has lacked in recent years.
Spurs confirmed the capture of the 28-year-old in what is their third senior signing of the summer after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart.
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He joins Aurier as the only other senior right-back option at the club, although Japhet Tanganga has played as a makeshift full-back.
The Ivory Coast international was a mainstay for Tottenham last season, with 42 appearances under his belt.
Hutton believes that Doherty is an upgrade on the 27-year-old and suggests that Spurs will be willing to offload the former PSG man this summer.
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Hutton told Football Insider: “I don’t like just picking out Aurier – Spurs made silly, silly mistakes and yes, Aurier was a big part of that.
“I think it was more of a concentration thing than an ability thing because I think he’s got all the ability in the world, you just can’t count on him to be 100 per cent focused all the time and I think with Doherty, you’re getting that.
Asked if he thought Spurs would now give the green light for the Ivorian to leave, Hutton said: “Yeah, I’d say so. Is it AC Milan that keep sniffing about him? Maybe he would suit that style of football a little bit better.
“It’s maybe not as quick, I think the Premier League is a real high-tempo whereas if you look at the Italian league it’s not so much so maybe that would suit him a little bit better.
“It looks as though he will move on because Doherty will be the starting full-back in my opinion.”
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