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.
The likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Chelsea were also apparently eyeing the Senegal international.
However, Spurs ended up winning the race for the player.
According to Goal.com, 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.
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.”
Spurs sign Sarr – the story so far
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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