Tottenham director of football Fabio Paratici has been giving his thoughts on the club’s transfer business this summer, and believes youngster Pape Matar Sarr will be ‘a great investment’ for the club in the near future.
Paratici arrived at Spurs earlier on this summer and helped chairman Daniel Levy and now technical performance director Steve Hitchen delegate the club’s transfer dealings.
Spurs added Sarr alongside Cristian Romero, Pierluigi Gollini, Bryan Gil and Emerson Royal, while seeing a number of players leave the club permanently or on loan.
Sarr, 18, was signed for a fee in the region of €18 million plus bonuses from Metz, and was loaned back to the Ligue 1 side for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign.
The Senegalese central midfielder was highly sought after this summer, but Spurs have fended off interest from a number of Premier League sides to his signature.
Spurs’ managing director of football, Paratici has been speaking about Sarr joining the club next season, and feels he will be one to watch as he gains more senior experience.
Speaking to the official Spurs website, he said: “I think Pape is one of the most talented in Europe. Our job is not to look just at tomorrow, but maybe also past tomorrow or next year.
“This is our job, and I think we made a great signing. In all of Europe they speak about this, a lot of teams were interested, a lot of teams were there to sign (him), so we made a very good signing.
“He needs experience, he needs to play games, to stay in one team and play regularly – a great investment for the Club, and a great vision for the future.”
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There is a reason why a number of top sides in Europe were chasing after Sarr this summer, and Spurs should feel lucky to have beaten them to him. As a raw talent, he should improve with experience this season and beyond, to hopefully establish himself as a key player in the Spurs midfield in years to come.
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