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Ben Foster says Spurs have a potentially really 'exciting' 18-year-old on their books

Spurs could have an “exciting” talent on their hands in Pape Matar Sarr, according to Ben Foster.

Tottenham beat a number of clubs to the 18-year-old midfielder’s signature in the transfer window just gone.

Spurs, Arsenal and several other clubs were linked with Sarr over the summer.

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The likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Chelsea were also apparently eyeing the Senegal international.

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However, Spurs ended up winning the race for the player.

According to, Tottenham paid an initial £13million which could increase to £25.5million with add-ons.

Sarr will remain on loan at Metz until the end of the season, so he’s very much one for the future.

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And Foster thinks he could develop into a great player in the coming years.

“That young lad that they have signed, Pape Sarr from Metz,” the eight-cap England international said on his YouTube channel.

“Apparently a fair decent amount of money, £25 million or something I heard. 

“I think he could be an exciting prospect for a few years time.” 

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Sarr, a box-to-box midfielder, had been with Metz for less than a year, but quickly made waves at the French club.

He joined last September from Senegal-based Generation Foot, penning a five-year deal.

Sarr began in Metz’s reserve team but finished the season with 25 first-team appearances and four goals.

In addition, the teenager has already won two caps for Senegal.

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