Serge Aurier set to join Villarreal on a one-year deal

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Serge Aurier against Dinamo Zagreb
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Serge Aurier against Dinamo Zagreb - IMAGO / PA Images

Aurier, who has been without a club since terminating his contract with Tottenham in the summer, is on the verge of moving to Villarreal.

Ex- Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier is closing in free transfer to La Liga club Villarreal.

According to Sky Sports, Aurier, who had his contract terminated at Tottenham in the summer, has agreed to join Villarreal on a one year deal after completing his medicals on Monday. There is an option to extend his stay for another two years.

The 28-year-old will now reunite with Unai Emery, with whom he had previously worked at PSG.

Aurier represented Spurs for around four years before terminating his contract in the summer.

The Ivory Coast international also reflected on his departure: “I have really enjoyed my time at Spurs and would like to thank the club and the fans, but I feel now is the right time for me to move onto a new challenge.”

Aurier also played for several French clubs like Lens, Toulouse in his career.

Villarreal would be boosted by the free transfer of Aurier as they are keen to secure a top-four finish in La Liga this season.

Aurier, who operates as a right-back, is set to compete with his former Spurs teammate Juan Foyth for a spot in the starting 11.

Emery’s side are currently eleventh in the league table with 11 points after securing 2 wins and 5 draws in 7 games. Their start to the Champions League isn’t impressive either as they have suffered a draw and a defeat against Atalanta and Manchester United.