Deal On: Man United Reached Agreement With 24-year-old PSG Star
Serge Aurier has verbally agreed to move to Manchester United after holding talks with Jose Mourinho, reports in France claim.
The Paris Saint-Germain defender is considered to be one of the finest right-backs in Europe and is a target for the Portuguese tactician.
Aurier, an Ivory Coast international, is viewed as a long-term solution to United’s right side of defence problem, with Antonio Valencia, 31, playing with little competition for his place.
And the 24-year-old has agreed to move to Old Trafford this summer, according to L’Equipe.
The deal would see Aurier play alongside compatriot Eric Bailly, who plays on the right side of central defence and it could prove to be a high quality combination for both club and country.
The Ivory Coast international was not granted a visa by the UK authorities for PSG’s clash with Arsenal back in November due to an assault conviction.
Aurier was found guilty in September of assaulting a police officer outside a nightclub in Paris and was handed a two-month jail sentence.
However, he remains free pending an appeal and PSG claim he should be presumed innocent on that basis.
Despite Valencia’s good form this season, Aurier would be installed as first-choice right-back and Matteo Darmian’s future would be all but over.
While Aurier has given the thumbs up to the transfer, it’s thought that PSG are not keen to lose him, despite also having Belgium international Thomas Meunier at their disposal in the same role.
United have not agreed a fee with the Ligue 1 giants and the defender has two years left on his current deal, meaning there’s no rush to sell him.
But should United strike an agreement with Unai Emery’s side, Aurier could be lining up at Old Trafford next season.