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Aurier to Barcelona?

The Catalans are showing serious interest in the player.

Paris Saint-Germain v OGC Nice - Ligue 1 Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Few have courted controversy this year, like Serge Aurier has. Whether it's his infamous Periscope video in which he insulted his then coach and teammates, or his conviction for assaulting a police officer back in September, Aurier has continued to remain in the news for his conduct.

The rise of Thomas Meunier at PSG has put a question mark on the Ivorian's future at the club, and if the reports from L'Équipe are to be believed, then there is a good chance that the full-back leaves PSG this summer.

According to the French newspaper, the Blaugrana have been in contact with the player's entourage regarding a move to the Catalan club.

The Spanish giants have experienced a dangerous vacuum on the right flank of their defence since the departure of Dani Alves to Turin, and with neither Sergi Roberto nor Aleix Vidal doing an adequate job, the club's purchase of a right-back is imminent; few could fill that gap like Serge Aurier.

The Ivorian is one of the best right-backs on the planet today, with exceptional play on both ends of the pitch.

However, with Aurier's indiscipline a major setback, one has to question the board's decision to sign a player, who has continued to show the lack of acceptable behaviour for well over an year.

The club has made a move for some controversial players in the past, like current fan-favourite Luis Suarez, but none come close to Aurier.

While Aurier would be the answer to the club's tactical problems on the pitch, one has to remember that the player is a double edged sword, and would be a risk, if the move were to materialise.

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