Tottenham Hotspurs defender Serge Aurier’s brother was shot dead in Toulouse in the early hours of this morning.

According to reports in France, Evening Standard revealed that, Christopher Aurier, 26, was killed outside a nightclub at 5am and police are still searching for his killer.

Due to the new development, Aurier, miss Wednesday’s visit to Newcastle as he is expecting a compassionate leave to return to France.

Since the return of Premier League, the talented defender has started every game and has been supported by a player liaison officer this morning due to the incident.

The bitter incident has triggered condolences form loved ones of the Tottenham right full back. One of them is a Tottenham statement which read:

“The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning.

“We are supporting Serge at this difficult time and we ask that the privacy of the player and his family is respected.

“Everybody at the Club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with them all.”