Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier has set his sights on winning a title with Villarreal after he joined them this summer.
The full-back’s four-year spell at Spurs came to an end this summer. He joined them in 2017 from French giants PSG.
The 28-year-old played 110 times for the Londoners before he left the club.
Aurier’s contract was terminated ahead of the 2021/22 season. Earlier this month, Spanish side Villarreal announced that they had signed him on a free transfer.
The La Lig outfit won the Europa League at the end of the 2020/21 campaign. As reported by the Evening Standard, Aurier has explained why he decided to join Villarreal:
“The aim is to win a title,” Aurier said:
“I haven’t won a title for a while, and the club has a winning mentality, as we saw last year, but the most important thing is enjoying myself, enjoying the club, enjoying my family, and showing my quality and why I am here.”
Speaking on the signing, Villarreal boss Unai Emery suggested that Aurier’s “maturity has grown” in recent times:
“We sign people and I sign the footballer knowing what the person is like.
“He is a boy with a good heart, I think that with his maturity has grown and we are going to take advantage of that.”
On Spurs, he said: “I have never seen myself in another club in England if not at your place! And I did not see myself joining the enemy even less because I have too much respect for our club, for our history and for all our moments shared together.
“You have shown unfailing support during these four seasons and I really want to thank you because you have given me a lot! These last months have not been easy and I would have liked to say goodbye to you in better conditions, but each story comes to an end, you have to know how to accept it and move forward.”