Serge Aurier set to complete free transfer to Nottingham Forest on one-year contract and become 17th summer arrival | The Sun

NOTTINGHAM FOREST are set to sign former Tottenham full-back Serge Aurier on a one-year-deal, according to reports.

Aurier, 29, joined Villarreal in a free transfer from Spurs last October, but he was limited to just 19 LaLiga appearances due to various injury issues.

He was released by the Spanish side when his contract expired in June and has since failed to find another club.

However, he could now be set for a return to the Premier League.

According to L'Equipe, the right-back is expected to join Nottingham Forest in a free transfer.

He will sign a one-year deal with the option to extend for a further season.

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Aurier, who made 77 Premier League appearances during his four-year spell with Tottenham, will become Forest's 17th signing of the summer.

Steve Cooper made him a transfer target after summer signing Omar Richards sustained a hairline fracture of the leg during a pre-season friendly last month.

The Forest boss believes the Ivory Coast international will bring much needed experience to the squad.

But, he is not stopping there on the transfer front.

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Nottingham Forest are also in talks to sign sought-after midfielder Houssem Aouar from Lyon.

Club officials have already agreed personal terms with the Frenchman but they are yet to strike a deal with the Ligue 1 giants.

Cooper is also pushing to sign Neal Maupay from Prem rivals Brighton.

The striker has fallen down the pecking order at the Amex with Graham Potter favouring Danny Welbeck in the No.9 spot, so he is open to a move away.

However, Fulham and Everton are both prepared to hijack an offer.

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