Tottenham ‘closing in’ on £13m transfer for Metz wonderkid Pape Matar Sarr who is also wanted by Chelsea and Man Utd

TOTTENHAM are on the verge of signing Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, according to reports.

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 emerging reports in France claim that it is in fact Spurs that have won the race.

RMC journalist Joris Crolbois claims that a deal is virtually done, with Tottenham having agreed a fee of around £12-13million.

L'Equipe add that Sarr could remain on loan at Metz for the 2021-22 season, having already started their opening two matches.

They also report that Spurs still need to agree personal terms with the two-cap Senegal international.

ESPN's Julien Laurens adds that the basic fee is around £8.5m, with the rest in bonuses.

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The teenager 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.

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.

Spurs had been talking to Cagliari regarding midfielder Nahitan Nandez.

But Fabrizio Romano claims that those negotiations are over for now, with Nuno Espirito Santo's men now in advanced talks for Sarr.

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