Salernitana’s sporting director Morgan De Sanctis has confirmed that Tottenham’s Pape Matar Sarr is exactly the kind of midfielder the Serie A club are looking to sign during the current transfer window.

Reports over recent weeks have indicated that Sarr is one of the players that Tottenham could loan in January (Football.London), with CalcioMercato being the first to report last week that Salernitana had reached out to Spurs regarding a temporary deal for the midfielder.

Pape Matar Sarr

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A couple of days ago, Tutto Salernitana backed up the Italian club’s interest in the 20-year-old and suggested that the youngster is fascinated by the idea of playing in Serie A.

Sarr has come off the bench for cameos in Tottenham’s last two games against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, with the former Metz man particularly impressing in his 25-minute spell at Selhurst Park on Wednesday. He also starred in the 1-0 FA Cup win against Portsmouth on Saturday.

Antonio Conte praised the midfielder after the Palace game and remarked that he does not want to loan out some of the young players at the club as they could come in handy over the coming months, with Spurs involved in three different competitions (Football.London).

It was unclear whether the Tottenham head coach was referring to Sarr, but Fabrizio Romano has now taken to social media to reveal that Salernitana continue to be in talks with the Lilywhites over a deal for the midfielder.

The journalist added that the final decision regarding his future is expected to come down to the Senegal international.

According to Romano, De Sanctis said regarding Salernitana’s pursuit of Sarr: “Sarr is the kind of player we need, he has the skills we want in that position.”

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If Tottenham do not sign a central midfielder this summer, which appears likely to be the case, then I expect Conte to hang on to Sarr as a squad player.  If the North London club do manage to pull off a surprise signing like Franck Kessie, then it will not make much sense to keep Sarr at the club as the 20-year-old is hardly going to get any game time at all.

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