Paris - Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday confirmed that Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier's loan from Ligue 1 rivals Toulouse has been made into a permanent deal.
"Paris Saint-Germain is happy to announce it has triggered the option to buy clause for Serge Aurier. The Ivory Coast international has signed a contract with the club until June 2019," read a statement issued by the Ligue 1 leaders.
The 22-year-old, who shone at last year's World Cup in Brazil and helped the Ivorians win the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year, has made a total of 14 appearances for Paris this season, scoring one goal.
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Paris did not confirm the fee paid for Aurier, a right-back who began his career with Lens and then spent two and a half years at Toulouse before being loaned to the Parc des Princes last summer.
Media reports in France place the fee in the region of 10 million euros (7.2m, $11m).
Aurier did not feature as Laurent Blanc's side beat Metz 3-1 on Tuesday to move three points clear of Lyon at the top of Ligue 1 with three games remaining.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.