'He'll definitely quit Tottenham by 5/10' - Exclusive: Phillips reacts as Spurs star snubs move
Serge Aurier will not be a Tottenham player by the end of the transfer window, according to Kevin Phillips.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Premier League golden boot winner believes the arrival of Matt Doherty means Aurier is destined to leave.
Football Insider revealed last week that the right-back had rejected a move to Spartak Moscow as a move to Russia did not appeal to him.
The 27-year-old has not featured in the Premier League for Spurs this season but played the full 90 minutes in their Europa League tie against KF Shkendija on Thursday.
Doherty, who signed from Wolves last month, has not missed a minute of Premier League action so far.
Asked by Football Insider whether he sees Aurier now staying in north London, Phillips said: “I think he’ll go.
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“Obviously with that move he’s turned it down because it probably doesn’t suit him at the moment which is fair enough.
“I think he’ll go, I’m sure he doesn’t want to just sit and fester in the squad and not be a part of it for the season. I would assume there are other options up their sleeve.
“I’ve always quite liked him but obviously there’s a better player in front of him and I think he’ll definitely quit Tottenham come to the end of the window.”
Aurier joined Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain three years ago and has played 84 games for the club across all competitions.
The French international had established himself as Jose Mourinho’s first-choice right-back towards the end of last season but Doherty’s arrival has changed the situation.
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