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31st Aug, 2017 | 7:51pm

Tottenham secure deadline-day signing through Levy exclusivity agreement - Times

By Aramide Oladipo

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was the mastermind behind the deal which saw defender Serge Aurier move to the club on deadline day, according to a report.

The Times reports that Levy had previously reached an “exclusively arrangement” with French giants Paris Saint-Germain to sign the 24-year-old full-back this summer.

The report claims that Levy was able to get the deal over the line despite the player favouring a move to Premier League rivals Manchester United in the transfer window.

The Ivorian defender secured a move to the North London club on Thursday afternoon in a deal worth £23million.

Aurier became the fourth player to secure a summer move to Spurs after goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, defenders Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth completed deals with the club.

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Levy looks to have waited until the final day of the transfer window to get deals over the line as Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague recently revealed on his personal Twitter account that Spurs have also secured the signature of Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente.

The Spurs chairman will be hopeful that these new additions can enable the club to take that next step to not only compete in the Champions League but also clinch the Premier League title for the first time in their history.

In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs have reportedly made a huge decision on the future of this playmaker.

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