Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier has been dropped from the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) squad for their US tour to further put his future with the club in doubt.
Aurier has been linked with a move to several clubs this summer and PSG has moved to immediately strengthen his right-back position with the with the signing of Daniel Alves on a free transfer.
Last summer’s acquisitions Hatem Ben Arfa and Grzegorz Krychowiak were also omitted from the team with both sides facing an uncertain future at the former French champions.
French forward Hatem Ben Arfa joined PSG after an impressive season at OGC Nice but didn’t recapture that form last season and is expected to leave Parc des Princes this term. Polish midfield destroyer Krychowiak is almost certain to leave too having failed to nail down a starting berth. The former Sevilla man started just seven French Ligue 1 matches in his first season with Unai Emery’s men.
During their US tour, PSG will play European heavyweights AS Roma, Tottenham and Juventus in Detroit, Orlando and Miami respectively in the International Champions Cup (ICC).
January transfer signing Julian Draxler won’t travel to the US with the squad as well. He has been granted extra leave after he led Germany to victory at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia earlier this month.