AC Milan are interested in signing Tottenham’s Pape Matar Sarr and have already started talks with the club.
Spurs signed Sarr last year from French side Metz and immediately loaned him back to the club for the rest of the season. He has been part of Spurs’ squad this summer but has now attracted interest from Italian giants AC Milan according to Sky Italia (via insidefutbol) who want to sign him on a loan.
However, according to reports, Spurs are willing to loan him but without any option to buy as they view the youngster as part of their plans in the future. Whereas, according to Tuttosport (via insidefutbol), Milan want to agree on a loan deal with an option to sign him on a permanent after the loan ends.
This is where the talks have come to a hold as Spurs view him as a bright prospect for the future while the Italian outfit does not want to develop him just for him to go back to Spurs. With not many days left in the transfer window to shut, it will be interesting to see if the two clubs can strike a deal before the deadline.
I don’t agree with criticising PEH on one hand while hoping and hoping for Skipp – who still only has one decent Championship season at Norwich under his belt – to come through and maybe become the player PEH is now, but fair enough, we’ll see. We’ll also see about Bissouma.
As for Liverpool, I believe he’d definitely get in the three with Fabinho and Thiago – unless you think he’s worse than Keita, Milner, and Henderson. If we’re talking City, they bought Phillips for 50M. I don’t see how he’s better than PEH.
For me, PEH and Bentancur are the starters now (the pairing that helped us get fourth) and Biss comes in for rotation. Skipp…I wonder if he ever gets fully fit again.
I think Hojbjerg deserves more respect.
Just to clarify, Bentancur and Bissouma are the progression there. Skipp has a high ceiling, and between the three of them we are pretty set defensively in that position.
What we’d ideally have is a more progressive 4th option. This is why you buy a wonderkid with an incredibly high celing like Sarr and give him loans to grow.
With Hojbjerg I can’t put it clearer than this. If we sold him, Liverpool and City would not go anywhere near him. Nor Chelsea, or Ten Hag. He’d get in Arsenal’s side, and West Ham and Newcastle would have a look at him.
Hojbjerg will not be a first choice player for us by the time the World Cup comes around. We have two head and shoulders above him. He has his qualities, sure, but if we have designs on bigger things then he is an obvious upgrade talent-wise.
This is how progression works, and why we were after a quality left sided centre-back despite Davies being brilliant last season. You want to go from a team happy to get top 4, to a team that has designs on the top 2.
The whole relegated thing is nonsense. A team gets relegated, not a player. Andy Robertson got relegated with Hull. Trippier with Burnley.
If the kid who just got relegated from Ligue 1 takes the place of a Denmark international midfielder, the heartbeat of the side and a player entering his best years, we’re in big trouble.
No chance we agree to this. He will be earmarked for Hojbjerg’s squad place in a year or so.
Surely you put in an ‘option to buy’, you just make it for pull your pants down money – 85m should do it, no?
Seems obvious but with Spurs you never know.
Spurs will not include any option to buy on Pape Matar Sarr, nor should they. So unless Milan are willing to accept a loan on our terms then he doesn’t go there. Simple!