Taking to Twitter, Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol has some news on FC Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr as Tottenham Hotspur reportedly close in.
The Lowdown: Spurs close in on Sarr?
There has been a whirlwind of reports linking Tottenham with the 18-year-old over this past 24 hours.
Some journalists, like Cesar Luis Merlo, believe the deal is already done (Twitter), meanwhile the likes of David Ornstein and Fabrizio Romano back that Spurs are favourites but the move isn’t completed just yet.
Now, Sky reporter Solhekol has come out with his own claim on the situation.
The Latest: Sarr ‘wants to sign’…
As per the journalist, Sarr now ‘wants to sign for Tottenham‘ despite numerous approaches from other interested parties.
Five different sides have tabled offers for the teenager but Solhekol believes that his main preference is Spurs as managing director Fabio Paratici seeks to bolster Nuno Espirito Santo’s midfield choices.
Despite his young age, the player started 18 Ligue 1 matches last season and impressed with an 85.3% pass accuracy in midfield (WhoScored).
The Verdict: Get it done…
The exciting prospect could come with significant sell-on value in years to come and his potential is there for all to see.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for him this summer and Spurs may just be about to beat off all that stellar competition.
In a recent interview with Senego, as translated by The Sun, Metz academy manager Olivier Perrin lauded him as a ‘top player’ and likened him to Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
We believe Tottenham could be about to pull off a real coup judging by reports.
In other news: ‘Getting closer’…Spurs now advancing in talks to sign ‘machine’ of a player, find out more here.
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