Manchester United Football Club have reportedly agreed personal terms with Paris Saint-Germain right-back, Serge Aurier. That’s according to French journalist, Paris United, translated by The Sun. However, the move hangs on one key situation.
Apparently, the 24-year-old is currently banned from entering the UK following an assault charge. However, he’s heading back to court on August 7th in the hope that he’ll be able to move to England afterwards.
Obviously, if the ban is upheld then he will not be joining the Old Trafford club this summer, but the fact that the Red Devils are chasing the signature of another defender intrigues me.
Our first-choice right-back is Antonio Valencia, who has been nothing short of sensational over the last few years. On top of that, we have backup aplenty in that area of the field, with both Matteo Darmian and Timothy Fosu-Mensah able to do a job out there.
Aurier is a talented player, but he’d be nothing more than a backup for Valencia in the short-term, and the fact that he is being allowed to leave PSG is a bit of a worry. If he isn’t good enough for Ligue 1 football week-in-week-out, who’s to say he’ll be able to play in the Premier League on a regular basis? On top of that, he probably wouldn’t be cheap.