African star's EPL contract cut short

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Tottenham Hotspur have terminated Ivory Coast star Serge Aurier's contract by mutual consent after four seasons with the club. 

With Aurier now without a team following his mutually agreed exit from the Lilywhites, the former Paris Saint-Germain fullback is now able to sign for any other club. 

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According to Sky Sports, the Ivorian's deal was due to expire at the end of this season, and the 28-year-old defender was said to be on the radar of several clubs, including Watford, Real Betis, Spartak Moscow and Genoa, but no bid was forthcoming. 

"The club can confirm the departure of Serge Aurier following the mutual termination of his contract," a statement on Spurs' official website read. 

"Signed from PSG in August 2017, Serge made his debut in our 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League before going on to make 110 appearances for us, scoring eight goals. 

"We thank Serge for his service and wish him well for the future."

Aurier also commented on his exit via the same website, saying: "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 on to a new challenge."

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It is understood that the right-back had informed Spurs of his desire to leave at the end of last season, but no formal offers were made for him despite reported interest in his services.  

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