Arsenal target going nowhere “unless something crazy happens”
Arsenal transfer news: Gunners target Serge Aurier says only “something crazy” will see him leave Toulouse
Arsenal target Serge Aurier says he has no intention of leaving Toulouse “unless something crazy happens.”
The Ivory Coast born right-back has impressed for the Ligue 1 side this season and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger was credited with an interest in him during the January transfer window.
However, the 20-year-old’s latest comments suggest Arsenal may have to look elsewhere if, as the report earlier this year suggested, they want to find a replacement for current first choice right-back Bacary Sagna.
"I still have three years left of my contract in Toulouse. I feel great here and I would like to stay,” he told Sport 24.
“I am making progress every day, with a coach (Alain Casanova) who values me. For now, there is no question of leaving – unless something crazy happens.”
The Sport 24 story claims Arsenal are not the only club interested in Aurier; Toulouse’s Ligue 1 rivals Lyon and Marseille are said to be watching him, as well as big spending Monaco.
Aurier is one of a number of names being tipped to replace Sagna at Emirates Stadium as part of a £70million summer overhaul.
The France international’s future has come under question this season after his performances fell below his usually high standards and questions were raised over his long-term fitness.
Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have been posited as a possible destination for Sagna, should he leave Arsenal, and he refused to publicly rule it out.
The 30-year-old only has a year left on his deal in north London and he is yet to come to an agreement over an extension.