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Serge Aurier joins PSG on loan from Toulouse

Published on Jul 24, 2014 5:59 AM
 
Ivory Coast international defender Serge Aurier has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan from fellow French top-flight side Toulouse, the Ligue 1 champions announced on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Ivory Coast international defender Serge Aurier has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan from fellow French top-flight side Toulouse, the Ligue 1 champions announced on Wednesday.

The deal, which includes an option for PSG to make the move permanent, will see Aurier, 21, compete for the right-back spot at the Parc des Princes along with Dutch international Gregory van der Wiel.

"We are particularly delighted to welcome this young player to our club," said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who called Aurier "one of the most promising young players in world football".

Aurier was voted the best right-back in France last season and shone for Ivory Coast at the World Cup in Brazil despite his country's elimination in the group stage.

 
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