Serge Aurier has taken to social media to bid farewell to Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur after finishing his transfer to La Liga facet Villarreal.
After representing Ligue 1 facet Paris Saint-Germain for 3 years, the Cote d’Ivoire worldwide joined the North London membership on August 31, 2017, for a price within the area of £23 million.
At Spurs, the African was a key determine that includes in 77 English top-flight video games with 5 targets to his credit score.
Additionally, he featured 5 occasions because the membership reached the ultimate of the 2018–19 Champions League – the place they bowed to Liverpool within the remaining in Madrid. Nonetheless, he parted methods with the membership final month.
The 28-year-old will likely be heading to Estadio de la Ceramica with lovely recollections, and he wished to have parted on higher phrases.
“To begin with, I wish to thank all of the Spurs followers for these 4 great seasons with you,” Aurier wrote on Instagram.
“They had been all totally different however I depart with some nice recollections. I actually loved enjoying the sport carrying your colors proudly.
“It’s true that not all the pieces was good, there have been moments of pleasure and unhappiness however know one factor, I’ve at all times performed 100%, with out dishonest.
“I’ve by no means seen myself at one other membership in England if not at your home! And I didn’t see myself becoming a member of the enemy even much less as a result of I’ve an excessive amount of respect for our membership, for our historical past and for all our moments shared collectively.
“You’ve gotten proven unfailing help throughout these 4 seasons and I actually need to thanks as a result of you may have given me a lot!
“The previous couple of months haven’t been simple and I might have appreciated to say goodbye to you on higher phrases, however every story involves an finish, it’s important to know how one can settle for it and transfer on!”
Aurier is reunited with Emery whom he labored below at PSG in the course of the 2016-17 season.
Additionally, the Cote d’Ivoire captain turns into the sixth African star at Estadio de la Ceramica after Senegal duo of Nicolas Jackson and Boulaye Dia, Nigeria’s Samuel Chukwueze and Arnaut Danjuma, and Algeria defender Aissa Mandi.