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Tottenham Hotspur: Pape Matar Sarr targeted by Salernitana

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pape Matar Sarr is being targeted by Italian outfit Salernitana, according to a new report.

The Lowdown: Sarr’s Tottenham career

Spurs signed the youngster from Metz in the summer of 2021 but immediately loaned him back to the French club so that he could continue his development in Ligue 1, making 33 appearances in the division in 2021/22.

Now that he is back with Tottenham, his game-time has been limited. However, he has recently started to feature more often, appearing in the last two matches as a substitute, perhaps signalling that Antonio Conte would be unwilling to sell the 20-year-old.

The Latest: Salernitana interested in Sarr

According to a report from Tutto Salernitana (via Sport Witness), Salernitana are making a new attempt to sign the youngster, with their sporting director Morgan De Sanctis resuming contact with Tottenham over a potential move for the player.

Competition is said to be fierce, but it is claimed that Sarr is said to be ‘fascinated’ with playing in Serie A, which could give the Granata a boost in the race for his signature.

The Verdict: Unlikely

While the move could have happened earlier in the season when the Senegal international was not receiving much game-time, it now seems unlikely that Conte will want to part with Sarr after his recent cameo appearances.

Against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, the youngster looked impressive after coming off the bench, registering a 95% pass accuracy while also winning three of the four duels that he contested, getting very much involved in the game despite only featuring for 24 minutes.

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Lauded as a ‘huge prospect‘ by journalist Ryan Taylor, it would be unwise to sell Sarr now that he is exhibiting such promising signs, and Conte should continue to give him opportunities in the first team so that he can continue his development.

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