The Lowdown: Spurs snap up Sarr…
Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici showcased why Daniel Levy appointed him as he managed to bring in both Sarr and defender Emerson Royal during the last fortnight of the transfer window.
The former, who has been touted as a really promising midfield gem, even attracted attention from Premier League champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United in the summer (Evening Standard).
Alas, Spurs won the race to sign Sarr and it’s safe to say Robinson has been left impressed by his capture at N17.
The Latest: Robinson drops Sarr claim…
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Lilywhites keeper has even claimed that the 18-year-old is an ‘improved version’ of club record signing Tanguy Ndombele and will be fighting for first team opportunities in years to come.
“He’s played 20 odd times for Metz already,” Robinson explained.
“He will be challenging for a first-team place at Tottenham. This isn’t someone who’s coming in to be part of the Under 23s.
“He looks like the finished article and he’s only going to get better.
“If you look at him and the way he plays, he looks like an improved version of Ndombele.
“For the price Sarr cost, he looks a better player.”
The Verdict: Big statement…
Likening the teenager to Ndombele arguably comes as a big statement given Sarr has just one full season of senior action under his belt.
However, if he continues at this trajectory, the starlet could well be one to watch – especially considering he averaged a rather impressive two tackles per 90 over 18 Ligue 1 starts for FC Metz last year (WhoScored).
Still very young but gaining valuable experience thriving at the top level already, Spurs supporters could be about to witness the rise of a real prospect.
In other news: Spurs chiefs left seething over N17 exit gaffe as Alasdair Gold drops behind the scenes reveal, find out more here.
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