By Paul Robinson

7th Dec, 2020 | 4:00pm

Pundit Exclusive: Tottenham may hand 27-yr-old new deal over festive period after U-turn

Tottenham may offer Serge Aurier a new contract over the festive period after an “outstanding” start to the 2020/21 campaign.

That is according to former White Hart Lane number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the 27-year-old’s future in north London.

Aurier appeared destined to leave Spurs in the summer but the defender turned down a move to Spartak Moscow to stay and fight for his place in north London.

Jose Mourinho had given the right-back the green light to leave but has been won over by him and he’s responded with impressive performances in starts against Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Aurier has just 18 months to run on his current contract at the London club but the U-turn from the hierarchy means he may now stay.

When asked by Football Insider if he expected Spurs to offer the Ivory Coast international a new deal, Robinson said:

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“I criticised him last year and at the time I think rightly so.

“However, this season he has been outstanding. To come in and perform on the level he has after the signing of Doherty shows great attitude and application. He has taken it as a challenge and last night again he was outstanding. He deserves a lot of credit.

“It is unlike Tottenham to let a player that they want to keep get into the final 18 months of their contract without offering them a new deal.

“But I think slowly Aurier is winning the manager over with his performances.

“He was close to leaving in the summer but I think it is now one to watch.

“If they want to keep him he will be offered a new deal over the festive period, before the end of January. If not we will likely see him leave next summer to raise some much-needed funds.”       

In other news, Kevin Phillips tips Tottenham to sign free agent in January after big Fabrizio Romano reveal.