Alan Hutton insists Serge Aurier’s Tottenham departure is the best move for everyone involved.
The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims Aurier does have the potential to become a good player.
Football Insider has revealed Aurier’s move back to Paris is “95 per cent done” with the deal to be concluded shortly after the season finishes.
PSG are expected to pay more than £20million in transfer fee and wages combined to re-sign their former defender, with the fee itself around £10m.
Aurier, 28, made 81 appearances for PSG between 2014 and 2017.
Jose Mourinho and his Tottenham coaching team felt Aurier was “uncoachable” after he failed to eradicate erratic tackling from his game.
Hutton insists Aurier’s departure is the best move for all involved after an inconsistent Spurs career.
“Yeah, it’s a great deal all round,” Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“I’ve been critical of him before but I believe there’s a good player in there. It’s not helped him, the defensive changes.
“He’s needed a big strong unit beside him to help him out. He switches off at times which lets him down defensively.
“If he had a top centre back next to him, he could coach him and help him out. That’s one of the problems he’s got.
“He’s been inconsistent, that’s the best way to sum it up. If Spurs can make some sort of money off him and send him back to PSG, that would be ideal for all parties.”
Aurier has made 19 appearances in the Premier League this season.
His spells in the team this term have been disrupted by various injuries.