Noel Whelan has been left gobsmacked as PSG close in on a deal to sign Serge Aurier from Tottenham.
The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the right-back had “won the lottery” after his erratic form at Spurs.
As revealed by Football Insider, Tottenham have accepted an offer from PSG for the 28-year-old and he is close to sealing a move ahead of the summer window.
A return to PSG will see Aurier reunite with former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.
As revealed by this site in March, Tottenham always planned to offload the right-back this summer after coaches deemed him “uncoachable”.
However, Whelan has been left stunned he is closing in on a move back to PSG.
“If Aurier gets the chance to go to PSG he’s the luckiest man in the world,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“He’s won the lottery. If he’s not good enough for Tottenham, I can’t see how he’s going to be good enough for PSG.
“It’s their money, they may have seen something they like. They must be seeing a different player.
“I think the two right-backs, that’s been a nightmare as well for Tottenham. There’s been a few signings that have not worked out.”
Aurier has managed to feature regularly this season despite the arrival of Matt Doherty from Wolves last summer.
The Ivorian has started 19 league games and has made a total of 27 appearances across all competitions this term.
Doherty has played the same amount of matches as Aurier, but has just 12 Premier League starts under his belt.