'Brilliant', 'Ronaldo who?': Some Spurs fans react as they sign player Arsenal reportedly wanted
Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to praise the signing of Pape Matar Sarr amid reported competition from Arsenal.
Tottenham, the Gunners and several other clubs have been linked with the Metz prodigy over the summer.
However, more recent speculation seemed to suggest Fabio Paratici was on course to land Sarr.
Indeed, the player was reportedly keen to join Tottenham after holding initial talks.
And on Friday afternoon, Spurs confirmed that the 18-year-old was now on their books.
According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham have agreed a £14.5million deal plus add-ons.
As well as Spurs and Arsenal, Sarr was linked with the likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Chelsea
He will remain on loan at Metz until the end of the season.
Tottenham’s Sarr announcement came at roughly the same time that Manchester United confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford.
Cue plenty of Spurs fans joking that their deal is the biggest one of the day:
Overshadowing the ronaldo deal, my club 🤍— Luke ☢ (@lUKE_c0ys) August 27, 2021
Ronaldo who?— Nygren (@william_nygren) August 27, 2021
Pape matar sarr is a better footballer than Ronaldo.— LiL Timivojstchonk (@Tim9787) August 27, 2021
Don’t get me wrong. Ronaldo has obviously had a better career and is one of the greatest of all times, but in terms of individual quality Pape matar sarr is the better football player.
Gil, Sarr, Romero, Gollini. Building towards a bright future.— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) August 27, 2021
One more defender, midfielder, and forward and we can call it a good first window for Paratici.
Biggest transfer news I’ve heard all day— Jimmy 🏴 (@cafcjimmy) August 27, 2021
Brilliant piece of business, excited to have him next season, let’s get a few more in please 👍🏻— Mitch Fretton (@mitch_fretton) August 27, 2021
Ronaldo is no Sarr— Ryan Quinn (@RyanQui93853217) August 27, 2021
We’re building a super [email protected]— Luka ⚜️ (@Lukathfc) August 27, 2021
united pr team fuming that their ronaldo news are being overshadowed— Kevin (@kvnrnst) August 27, 2021
Spurs sign Sarr: The story so far
Sarr, a box-to-box midfielder, has been with Metz for less than a year, but has 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.
PSG and Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye is a big fan of Sarr.
“He’s my type of player, I admire him a lot, loads of talent,” Get French Football News quotes him as saying.
“He’s the future of Senegal.”