Tottenham sign Sarr from Metz and confirm loan return

Date published: Friday 27th August 2021 7:32 - James Holland

Pape Matar Sarr Tottenham

Tottenham have announced the arrival of highly-rated teenager Pape Matar Sarr from Metz.

The 18-year-old midfielder has joined for an undisclosed fee, before returning to Metz on loan for the 2021-22 campaign.

He is a full Senegal international who played 22 times last season as the French outfit finished 10th in Ligue 1.

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Sarr has become Tottenham’s fourth signing of the Nuno Espirito Santo reign. Bryan Gil has already arrived from Sevilla, while Cristian Romero and Pierluigi Gollini have both been signed from Atalanta.

Sarr has been billed as a player for the future. After bursting onto the scene in France, he was pursued by a number of European sides, but it is Spurs who have won the race for his signature.

It is a busy day for the north London side as they have also confirmed the departure of France international Moussa Sissoko.

The 32-year-old has joined up with Xisco Munoz at Watford after agreeing on a two-year deal. He has cost the Hornets a reported £3million.

Meanwhile, former Spurs shot-stopper Paul Robinson has claimed that reported target Adama Traore ‘would fit in’ at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The pacy winger impressed during Spurs’ recent 1-0 win over Wolves, during which he caused Japhet Tanganga all sorts of problems.

He has since been linked with a summer transfer, although Liverpool are also known admirers.

When asked about the Spaniard, Robinson told Football Insider: “He’s a player that I like. I think he has really improved in recent years.

“I think before his main attribute was his raw pace, but now there’s an end product to his game.

“He brings a lot more to the team than pace. He’s a constant threat, he can turn attack into defence very quickly.

“Nuno knows him very well, and I think he would fit right into the system they play.”

Traore has made 134 appearances for Wolves in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and laying on 18 assists for his team-mates.

He has played in all three of their fixtures this season, including the 4-0 Carabao Cup thrashing of Nottingham Forest.


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