PSG pick up Aurier

  • Last Updated: July 24 2014, 10:34 BST

Paris St Germain have signed right-back Serge Aurier on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 rivals Toulouse.

Serge Aurier: Joins PSG
Serge Aurier: Joins PSG

The Ivory Coast international will spend the entire 2014-15 campaign at the Parc des Princes with the defending champions having the option to make the deal permanent.

"Serge Aurier, one of the most promising young players in world football, courted by the biggest clubs, has chosen Paris St Germain to continue to shine on the European stage," PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said in a statement on the club's website.

"We are delighted to welcome this young player into our team."

Aurier came through the youth system at Lens and spent three seasons in the north before moving to Toulouse in 2012.

The 21-year-old has spent the past two seasons at the Stadium Municipal, providing six goals and six assists last term to make the Ligue 1 team of the year.

"To play for Paris St Germain, with the exceptional players this club has, is a dream come true," he said.

"I will give my maximum to help the club reach the summit.

"After taking part in the World Cup for the first time, I am having a fantastic summer.

"I would like to thank the club for the confidence they have shown in me."

Aurier played in all three of the Ivory Coast's games in Brazil this summer, taking his tally of caps to 11.

And it was a case of one man in, one man out, at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night, with right-back Christophe Jallet departing for Lyon after serving PSG for five years.

The 30-year-old has signed a three-year contract at the Stade de Gerland.