After Spurs confirmed his departure, Aurier stated he was ready for a ‘new challenge’ in his brief goodbye message.
He said: “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.”
Real Madrid would undoubtedly present a fresh challenge and an exciting opportunity after a mixed stint in north London.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to label Aurier moving to the 13-time European champions as surprising, given he struggled to cement a starting spot at Spurs.
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