Serge Aurier claims he has an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur chiefs to leave the club this summer after four years in north London.
The right-back, 28, has made 110 appearances for Spurs but admits he has “reached the end of a cycle”.
Tottenham signed Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain for £23million in August 2017, and he has proved to be an inconsistent figure in the squad.
There is no doubting the Ivory Coast star’s technical ability or attacking contribution from the flank, but he often frustrated former managers Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino with his rash decisions in his own defensive third.
With one year remaining on his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Aurier believes the time is right to pursue a new challenge.
The Lens academy graduate explained he would not be signing an extension and said he favours a return to PSG during an interview with French outlet L’Equipe .
Aurier said: “Everyone is aware that if I wanted to extend my deal at Tottenham, I would’ve done so already. I’m not going to do it in six months.
“I’ve reached the end of a cycle and it’s time to look elsewhere. The two parties, Tottenham’s board and my agents, have agreed upon the conditions. We’ll see after that.
“I’ve never hidden my desire to return to PSG one day. It’s the club of my heart, the one that I support and I feel free to speak about it.
“But I don’t want people to think that I’m stuck on them and I’m not closing the door on anyone. But if the club were to make an offer this summer, it’s sure that PSG would be my first choice.”
Aurier made 81 appearances for PSG between 2014 and 2017, winning two Ligue 1 titles and the Copue de France and Coupe de la Ligue three times apiece.
He is not the only Spurs player to outline their desire to leave this summer, as vice-captain Harry Kane is also keen to depart.
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Adding to the uncertainty at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the fact that Spurs are still yet to appoint a replacement for Mourinho, who was sacked last month.
Chairman Daniel Levy has been turned down by a host of managers, although the latest reports suggest he could be closing in on a sensational reappointment of Pochettino.
The Argentine was sacked in November 2019, only a matter of months after leading Spurs to the Champions League final.
But Pochettino and Levy’s relationship is believed to have improved drastically since then, with the former even informing PSG he would like to leave, according to reports.
However, he was only appointed PSG boss in January and the French giants will put up a bitter fight to keep hold of him.
Pochettino has one year remaining on his contract at Le Parc des Princes, which also includes the option to extend for another season.