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Tottenham’s Serge Aurier breaks lockdown rules for third time, faces punishment from club

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

The quarantine life has been a difficult obstacle for everyone in the world to get through during the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, they will do whatever it takes to experience the life they once had before the chaos occurred. Serge Aurier, the right back for Tottenham, has become so desperate, he has broken the lockdown rules three times.

Most recently, Aurier shared three images on Instagram of himself getting a haircut, which has caused the North London side to launch an investigation for an apparent breach of social distancing rules.

Later, the Ivory Coast international responded to criticism of his latest action with another post on Instagram.

“My hairdresser is negative and me too so stop talking in a vacuum and put on masks and gloves when you come to take pictures at the training centre it’s part of the rules too.”

The 27-year-old has also been pictured training too close to teammate Moussa Sissoko and also was caught going out to run with a friend.

Given that this is his third time breaking the rules, Spurs are going to properly look into the situation and assess if they should punish the defender for his latest stunt.

Tottenham issued a statement that said:

“We are investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately.”

Aurier is not the only player in the Premier League to break the lockdown rules. Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has broken social distancing guidelines by holding a party at his house and visiting his parents and sister in Sheffield. Also, Arsenal’s David Luiz, Granit Xhaka, Nicolas Pepe, and Alexandre Lacazette broke were spoken to after breaking the rules, specifically government, last month.

With the Premier League hoping to resume their season, Spurs could ask Aurier to self-isolate for seven days if the incident occurred after the leaguewide testing on Tuesday.

Is it time to switch the capital for Merseyside?

Chelsea look set to complete a move for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley this month, and despite the Merseyside outfit looking set to complete the signing of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas to add firepower up front, could the club benefit from adding another striker to their ranks.

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has become a forgotten man at Stamford Bridge and has had to play second fiddle to Alvaro Morata, but in the World Cup year could the Belgian striker switch the capital for Merseyside?

The Telegraph reported that Antonio Conte had said that both he and David Luiz were free to leave Stamford Bridge this month if they wished to, and if he is to be on the plane to Russia he is going to need to get game time under his belt to impress Roberto Martinez.

Despite Everton looking to bring in Cenk Tosun, they could look to bring in another striker who has Premier League experience and Batshuayi fits the bill. The Belgian has 9 goals to his name in all competitions this season adding to his tally of 11 in all competitions in his first season in the Premier League, showing he has an eye for goal and if given regular game time he could become a prolific goalscorer.

Everton fans would you like to see Michy Batshuayi at Goodison Park? Let us know in the comments section…