Tottenham have agreed a fee with Metz to sign Pape Sarr and will hold talks with the midfielder this week, according to the Ligue 1 club’s president Bernard Serin.

On Saturday, we relayed reports from Fabrizio Romano and David Ornstein that claimed Spurs were nearing an agreement with Metz for Sarr, who had been expected to return to the French side on loan.

And now, Metz’s president has confirmed he has a “verbal agreement” with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

Serin says the deal is worth at least €15 million, though he has also revealed personal terms are yet to be agreed, and he confirmed Sarr will return to Metz on loan.

“Nothing is signed, but I have a verbal agreement with the president of Tottenham”, Serin told Amazon (via the London Evening Standard).

“It is much more [than €15m], both on the fixed amount and the bonuses. Pape Matar must also be satisfied with the contract offered to him and this is not yet the case.

“There will be more discussions at the start of the week.

“If the transfer is to Tottenham, he will be loaned to FC Metz [for the season].”

Sarr, who turns 19 next month, scored three goals in 22 Ligue 1 appearances last season. That’s impressive for a midfielder so young, but he may need to gain more experience in the French top-flight, so a loan would make sense.

If the likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks stick around, Sarr would probably find it hard to break into the first team this season – with that in mind, staying at Metz for another year suits all parties.



  1. There is a lot “not right” with this one.
    Firstly we outbidding the likes of Chelsea and the 2 Manc clubs.Unheard of; has Levy flipped?
    We are not talking about a small amount of money here for a young unproven prospect.
    Also a player rather joining us ahead of the 3 clubs just previously mentioned.
    More a case of 2 + 2 = 5.
    In my view bad reporting, facts wrong; am pretty certain it won’t happen.

    • I like to read your “opinion” sometimes I find it bizarre you make assumptions coined as facts. Not every young player want to go to a club that does not signal “You are next up” the other clubs you mentioned ambitions are more egotistical than developing players. Look at Abraham and Hudson-Adoi they are already after thoughts for Chelsea. Abraham just left. These clubs are going to buy their way into winning not developing young players. Every once in a while a young player gets a run, more often than not during the times these managers have no choice but to send the youngster out. And furthermore he is a foreign player going against EUFA rules. So give Tottenham some credit for identifying players and signing them. By yours and lots of other arguement, if the big clubs do not come to get a player, then something is wrong. The big clubs do not need scouts, they buy ones everyone knows about and those they cast aside, when they developed by other clubs they paid big money for them.


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