Exclusive: Pundit urges Tottenham transfer raid to replace stalwart who started v Liverpool
Noel Whelan has urged Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho to sign a replacement for Serge Aurier after the Ivorian’s inconsistent performances.
The former Leeds striker and current broadcast pundit, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 27-year-old has not done enough to convince he should remain the first-choice right-back in north London.
Aurier has started every single Premier League match since Mourinho’s arrival at the club, including the home XXX against Liverpool on Saturday evening.
However, Whelan says that the Lilywhites have struggled on the right-hand side of the defence ever since Kyle Walker’s exit and that they need to find a replacement for their current stalwart.
“He’s not been consistent since he came to Tottenham, the worst thing they ever did was let Kyle Walker go, to be quite honest with you,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“Look at him now, that’s the chance and risk you take when getting rid of players, how can you replace them? It’s no secret they need full-backs at Tottenham.
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“They need a lot of players in a lot of positions to be fair. They’ve got to get the wing-backs sorted out.”
Aurier, who signed for Spurs from Paris St Germain back in 2017, has played 61 times for the Lilywhites since his arrival in London.
He was behind Kieran Trippier in the pecking order before the England international’s departure last summer and was not always Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice before he was sacked.
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