Tottenham in ‘final stages of Pape Sarr transfer’ from Metz with talks over loan return until the end of the season
TOTTENHAM are in the 'final stages' of signing Pape Sarr from Metz, according to reports.
But Spurs fans may have to wait to see the midfielder play as the clubs are in talks about an immediate return to Metz on loan.
The Senegalese wonderkid, 18, burst onto the scene last season, appearing 22 times in Ligue 1.
His impressive form has reportedly drawn admiring glances from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea.
But Tottenham have won the race and will complete a deal imminently, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Spurs are said to have verbally agreed a fee with the Ligue 1 side, with discussions ongoing about the teenager staying with them on loan until June 2022.
However, personal terms are yet to be agreed between Tottenham and Sarr, with 'details still to be sorted'.
The total fee is said to be £13million – with £8.5m paid upfront and the rest made up of bonuses.
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Sarr began his career at the Generation Foot academy in his homeland – the same football club that has produced the likes of Sadio Mane and Ismaila Sarr.
He joined Metz in September 2020, penning a five-year deal and making his Ligue 1 debut two months later.
Sarr took to French football like a duck to water, and has carved out a regular place for himself in Metz's midfield.
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Standing at around 6ft tall, Sarr is tough in the tackle and excels in aerial duels.
For a young player, his concentration levels are also excellent which means he understands his defensive duties too.
Going forward he can score goals and had four to his name last season.
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