Report: Antonio Conte makes decision on Pape Matar Sarr's Tottenham future
The young Senegalese midfielder joined Spurs from Metz for £14.6 million in the summer of 2021 (Sky Sports). He has always been a highly-rated talent, but he just did not get an opportunity at Spurs – even after his return from loan at the start of this season.
Sarr, however, finally got his debut on New Year’s Day against Aston Villa, and he has played two more times since. Conte has now reportedly made his decision about the youngster’s future.
Antonio Conte makes decision on Pape Matar Sarr’s Tottenham future
Before the January transfer window opened, almost every Tottenham fan believed Sarr and even Bryan Gil would be sent out on loan.
The Senegal international hadn’t played a minute for Spurs before the World Cup break, while Gil played just six minutes of football in the Premier League in the first half of the campaign.
Both players have been given opportunities now, but Serie A side Salernitana, whose sporting director Morgan De Sanctis publicly claimed he wants to sign Sarr on loan, are still trying to bring the youngster in.
Corriere dello Sport (11th January 2023, page 21) claim that Salernitana will ‘make a last desperate attempt’ to sign Sarr in January. They are really keen to have him for the remainder of the season.
However, the outlet reveals that Conte has ‘repeatedly reiterated’ at Tottenham that he wants to keep Sarr at the club. He wants Spurs to reject all offers for him in this month’s transfer window.
Tottenham take on Arsenal in the North London Derby this weekend in what is a massive game for both clubs. There’s a good chance Sarr could start that game – READ MORE HERE.