Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Pape Sarr from Metz, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed on Twitter. He says the fee will be higher than the £8 million originally reported.
There is a caveat to the deal. Tottenham are preparing to let Sarr stay at Metz on loan until next summer in a bid to get him more first-team football under his belt.
The 18-year-old has made just 28 first-team appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit. He has started all three of the team’s games this season and registered an assist against Reims on Sunday.
Sarr typically operates as a central midfielder but can also showcase his talents in the No.10 role behind a striker.
This deal is clearly one that Tottenham want to do for the future. Allowing him to stay at Metz on loan will ensure he has a season playing regular football.
Tottenham haven’t really had a busy summer. Cristian Romero has joined, whilst Pierluigi Gollini has checked in as a backup goalkeeper.
Sarr has made the step-up to international football in recent times. He now has two caps to his name for the Senegal national team and looks set for a bright future.
This should be a signing to delight the club’s army of supporters. They’ll watch Sarr’s progress with intrigue this season ahead of him returning for pre-season training ahead of the next campaign.
Sarr is a youngster with bags of potential. He loves to get on the ball, likes to take players on and is also capable of chipping in with goal contributions.