Tottenham Hotspur are close to signing FC Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye reinforcements as transfer window nears its end
With the 2021/22 season underway, Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo will look to utilise every opportunity in the transfer market to raise standards at the club as well as providing long-term success on the pitch.
Signing readymade senior players will be imperative to this aim, although bringing in prodigious youngsters who can develop over time into future stars may also come into his thought processes.
The Lilywhites now appears to be on the verge of striking a deal for one of the brightest talents in Ligue 1 following recent reports.
Would Matar Sarr be a good signing for Spurs?
The Latest: Spurs close to agreeing deal for Sarr
Tottenham are reportedly close to completing a deal for Sarr for a fee of around £12m to £13m, as per RMC Sport journalist Joris Crolbois, as relayed by The Sun.
Personal terms are yet to be thrashed out for the youngster, whilst the 6 foot ace is possibly set re-join Metz on loan for the rest of the 2021/22 campaign.
Payment structures are believed to be built into the proposed deal, with an £8.5m sum plus add-ons deemed as acceptable by his current employers.
The Verdict: Sarr would be an astute piece of business by Spurs
Sarr may well be a name which would excite Tottenham supporters should negotiations end in a smooth fashion, and his acquisition would be an astute one from the N17 hierarchy.
The prodigy excelled throughout the 2020/21 campaign, netting four goals in 25 first team appearances from midfield [Transfermarkt]. Moreover, his ability to recycle possession really shone through, as he recorded an average pass success rate of 85.3% in Ligue 1 last term [WhoScored].
Once likened to Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic by Metz director Olivier Perrin [Senego], Spurs should look to iron out Sarr’s personal terms before too long.
In other news, Tottenham are keen on signing a Spanish international. Find out who it is here.
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