Tottenham see out-of-favour right-back Serge Aurier as a “cash cow” who will be sold to finance more transfers, according to Paul Robinson.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Spurs and England goalkeeper believes the club can demand a “decent” transfer fee for the 27-year-old.
This site revealed earlier this month that Aurier had rejected a move to Spartak Moscow after Daniel Levy had put in a big-cash deal in place.
The defender is yet to make an appearance in the Premier League but started Spurs’ Carabao Cup victory over Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Summer signing Matt Doherty has established himself as Jose Mourinho’s first-choice right-back following his move from Wolves.
Asked by Football Insider what the future holds for Aurier, Robinson said: “With Serge Aurier, I think they possibly see that as a cash cow, if you like.
“Daniel Levy has been quite open and honest about the funds and during the current economic climate, things are tight.
“Aurier is certainly a player who could demand a decent size transfer fee and allow some money to come back into the club or allow the manager to spend it.
“That’s probably how they see Aurier.
“Last season he did well going forward but defensively he wasn’t good enough and too many chances came down his side.
“Jose’s seen that, identified that and brought in Doherty who I think is another good signing.
“Aurier can play in the midfield but he won’t play in the midfield.
“With his wages and a potential big transfer fee that you could command for him, it seems a no brainer that he’ll be going.”
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