A report from Spanish outlet Mucho Deportivo has claimed Sevilla have cooled their interest in Tottenham Hotspur youngster Pape Matar Sarr due to the player’s reluctance to join the club.

The young midfielder joined Tottenham last summer and came with plenty of promise that he could be a star of the future. Sarr spent last season on loan with his former club FC Metz and made 34 appearances in all competitions for the French side (Transfermarkt).

Pape Matar Sarr

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After enjoying a fairly successful pre-season with Antonio Conte and Tottenham, another loan spell away from the club was reportedly being considered during the summer (Evening Standard) but Sarr remained with Spurs.

Unfortunately, the 20-year-old has warmed the bench for most of the season and only just made his first-team debut in the New Year’s Day defeat to Aston Villa with a ten-minute cameo (Transfermarkt).

While Conte has been full of praise for Sarr of late (Football.London), it remains to be seen whether the player will actually stay with Spurs through the January transfer window or make a loan switch elsewhere.

The Senegal international had been linked with a loan move to Sevilla (El Chiringuito TV 22/12/22 via Sport Witness) recently, but the latest from Mucho Deportivo suggests that may be off the table.

The report claims the interest of both parties in such a move has “cooled down a lot” recently, namely due to the “bad sporting situation” at Sevilla which is believed to have deterred the young midfielder from moving to the Spanish side.

With this in mind, it’s suggested that Sevilla are considering abandoning the chase for Sarr and will explore other options instead.

Spurs Web Opinion

If Antonio Conte isn’t going to play Sarr other than little substitute appearances, then he really needs to get a loan move this January and enjoy some first-team football. He’s a brilliant prospect and certainly a player we should be keeping hold of long-term, but for now, he needs to continue his development elsewhere.

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