Tottenham Hotspur used the last day of the summer transfer window to secure the deal for FC Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal. The move meant that Serge Aurier was an expendable asset, and while rumors were surrounding the 28-year-old, no deal came to fruition.
With only hours until the window closed and no takes for the right-back, Tottenham announced that they had agreed to terminate the last year on his contract and part ways with Aurier.
Before departing onto the next venture in his career, Aurier thanked the club and its supporters for the four years he spent with the Premier League side.
“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 said.
Aurier arrived at the north London-based club from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 for around £23million. During his time with Tottenham, Aurier made more than 100 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring eight goals and registering 17 assists.
Despite this production, Aurier battled to nail down a regular spot as the club’s first-choice right-back, which is why they went after Emerson.