Nottingham Forest are considering opening contract talks with Serge Aurier. The Reds defender will be out of contract at the end of the 2023/24 campaign and the club would like to keep him.
According to Football Insider, Forest will move to tie down Aurier. It’s believed that talks could take place before the New Year to avoid overseas clubs entering pre-contract talks with him.
Aurier has been in decent form so far during 2023/24. He set up both goals in the 2-1 win over Sheffield United and has played in all of the club’s Premier League fixtures.
The 30-year-old was added to the Forest ranks just over a year ago. He signed on a free transfer shortly after the summer transfer window had closed.
Aurier made 28 appearances for Forest last season. He scored his only goal in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on New Year’s Day and helped the Reds secure Premier League survival.
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The player is vastly experienced. He’s turned out for Tottenham, PSG and Villarreal during his career, playing Champions League football for all of those clubs.
Jose Mourinho has praised Aurier during his career. He called him ‘special’ when he was in charge of the player during his time at Tottenham; not just for his footballing ability but also praising him as a character.
Forest considering contract talks with Aurier
This would definitely be a positive step in the right direction. Although Forest have Montiel and Williams, Aurier does provide some quality when the Reds play with a flat-back four.
Furthermore, the experienced performer could actually play as a right-sided central defender as he did against Burnley in the Carabao Cup.
Steve Cooper clearly trusts Aurier as a player. He’s still in good shape and adding another year onto his contract would definitely be a positive thing for Forest to do.