Tottenham complete Pape Matar Sarr transfer with 18-year-old wonderkid to stay on loan at Metz for rest of season

TOTTENHAM have completed the signing of Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr.

The 18-year-old is believed to have penned a long-term deal – although Spurs have yet to confirm it’s length – after sealing his £13m move.

However, supporters will have to wait at least 12 months for a glimpse of him at the Tottenham Stadium.

The club also announced that the teen will remain in Metz on-loan for the rest of this season.

A Spurs statement said: “We are delighted to announce the signing of Pape Matar Sarr from Metz.

“The Senegalese international will remain on loan at Metz in Ligue 1 for the rest of the 2021/22 season.

“Still just 18, Pape joined Metz from the Generation Foot Academy in Senegal in September, 2020.

“He made his debut against Brest in Ligue 1 in November and went on to make 25 appearances in 2020/21, 22 in Ligue 1, three in the Coupe de France, scoring four times.”

Spurs added: “He’s started another three times so far this season, picking up an assist in Metz’s 1-1 draw against Stade Reims on Sunday.

“A defensive midfielder, Pape already has two senior international caps to his name for Senegal, making his debut in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in March.”

The wonderkid burst onto the scene last season with a series of impressive displays.

His impressive form has reportedly drawn admiring glances from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and more recently Aston Villa.

The 6ft tall ace penned a five-year deal when he joined Metz but will now be readying himself for a crack at the Premier League next year.

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