Report details Tottenham fitness blow over 24-year-old ahead of Everton
By Derek Smithson
Tottenham’s new signing Serge Aurier is unlikely to be risked from the start against Everton, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claim that the 24-year-old is unlikely to be in the starting XI for Spurs on Saturday when they travel to Goodison Park in the Premier League.
It is understood that the right-back linked up with his new team-mates on Thursday to take part in light training following his £23million switch from Paris Saint-Germain.
The report details that Aurier has had a hectic week following his international duties with Ivory Coast and Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to risk his fitness with a starting berth against Everton.
The defender will hope to make some impact on the game and could still be used as a substitute, but the manager is still unsure on who will start on the right flank.
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Kieran Trippier is reportedly being assessed on Thursday for an ankle problem, while emerging youngster Kyle Walker-Peters is also an option.
Aurier is an accomplished defender that is expected to break into the Spurs XI on a permanent basis and was renowned for his athleticism during his time with French giants PSG.
He has now moved to North London to experience his first taste of English football and is seen as a like-for-like replacement for Kyle Walker, who was sold to Manchester City in the summer.
In other Tottenham team news, their attacker has been sidelined until next year.