Tottenham agree to immediate loan back after £10m transfer edges closer

Date published: Monday 23rd August 2021 11:11 - Matthew Briggs

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Tottenham are close to signing Pape Matar Sarr after the Metz midfielder passed a medical over the weekend, according to reports.

According to RMC Sport, talks were ongoing on Friday between Tottenham, Metz and Sarr over the player’s transfer.

Sky Sports then claimed that Spurs were close to a deal to sign Sarr after beating off bids from four other clubs.

Aston Villa were said to be leading the race, before teams with European football on offer muscled in.

It was reported last week that Metz’s president would fly to England to discuss Sarr with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Spurs though look to have the deal nailed down, which will see the 18-year-old loaned back to the Ligue 1 side.

Football Insider now claim that the youngster has ‘completed a medical in France over the weekend and has agreed the terms of a six-year contract’.

That comes after Spurs ‘had a bid worth more than £10m, including add-ons accepted by Metz’ for Sarr. Metz want the midfielder back for this season though and Spurs will sanction that request.

 


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Ronaldo to Spurs talk

Meanwhile, according to Sport Italia’s Michele Criscitiello, Tottenham are among the possible destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo was on the bench in the draw with Udinese.

Juve coach Max Allegri has insisted it was his decision to leave Ronaldo on the bench for the 2-2 draw and not the player’s choice.

 

Sky Italia stated that Ronaldo had asked to be left out of the team.

He did arrive in the 60th minute though. And he almost snatched a dramatic stoppage-time winner, only for his bullet header to be ruled out for offside.

“Since he came back we have said it, there is a clear will on the part of [Max] Allegri not wanting to start [the job] again with Ronaldo and vice-versa,” said Criscitiello

“The cycle of Ronaldo in black and white is over, confirmation has arrived [with the team] in Udine.

“Even Tottenham [is a] possible destination.”

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