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African Star: Why I Wanted To Leave PSG

African Star: Why I Wanted To Leave Paris Saint-Germain

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 07, 2017 12:56 PM @KeeganKruger

Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier has revealed why he was so desperate to leave Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain this season.

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The defender, who is known for being a controversial character, made a £23 million (R387 million) move to Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day.

The 24-year-old has now stated that he decided to pursue "a new adventure" because he felt his former club did not value him.

"I wanted a new life because PSG didn't respect my true worth," Aurier told The Sun.

"They dwelt on other matters besides football.

"Statistically speaking, I am the most influential defender in Ligue 1 between 2013 and now. I have also won nine trophies with PSG.

"There are more striking things about my career than what happened off the field, but this is what they preferred to linger over.

"I feel free now. PSG offered me a new three-year deal, but I have left them for a new adventure. I turned them down for a number of reasons. I want to discover a new way of life.

"I got on well with everyone at the club – bosses, players, coaches and fans – and the proof comes from the fact they wanted to keep me. But I had to think of myself. It is a personal decision.

"I had some business with the police that was blown up by the media in Europe. Normally, when a matter goes on for a year or more, they move on to something else. But in my case, there was far too much of a fuss.

"If I hadn't been mentally strong, I would have cracked up."

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Do you think Aurier will be a success in the Premier League? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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