Salernitana are keen to bring Tottenham youngster Pape Matar Sarr to Serie A on loan – with the Senegalese midfielder yet to establish himself in north London having played just 34 minutes under Antonio Conte
- Pape Matar Sarr has made just two appearances for Tottenham since his move
- The 20-year-old midfielder has impressed as a substitute in the last two games
- However, Salernitana are keen to bring the highly-rated Sarr to Serie A
- Sarr will be hoping to get more minutes as Spurs host Portsmouth in the FA Cup
Salernitana are interested in bringing Tottenham midfielder Pape Matar Sarr on a Serie A loan.
The 20-year-old, who won the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal in February, is yet to establish himself in a Spurs shirt, and despite being recently run out by Antonio Conte, he has had very few minutes since arrival.
Spurs completed the £14.5m signing of Sarr from Metz in the 2021 summer window but the midfielder has been loaned back to France for the rest of the season.
Pape Matar Sarr has yet to establish himself in Tottenham’s midfield and could head to Salernitana
The 20-year-old has made just two appearances for Tottenham under Antonio Conte – both last week
He has made just two appearances – albeit impressive ones – under Conte since returning, both of which came last week as substitutes against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.
While the midfielder established himself as a Senagalese international, he only played 34 minutes for Spurs – which came mainly due to the unavailability of Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma.
Sarr expects to be given more minutes as Spurs host Portsmouth in the FA Cup 3rd Round on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking before the tie, Tottenham assistant Cristian Stellini – who stepped in for Conte after the death of his former Juventus teammate Gianluca Vialli – hailed Sarr as a ‘good player with a lot of possibilities’.
Sarr won the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal in 2021 and was part of the World Cup squad in Qatar (pictured)
‘He is a very young player. It was the first time he went to England. He has one year of experience in Ligue 1 in France,’ he said.
As for his skill, he can do everything because he is a good player with many possibilities. He is a midfielder who can play in multiple positions. He is a talented player.
‘I spoke in my last press conference about the way you have to wait with the young players. If you use young players at the wrong time, you can make mistakes. But with Pape, Antonio decided at this moment that Pape was ready and he improved a lot in training.
‘We worked a lot on body position and there are a lot of skills he needs to improve. He has shown a desire to improve and this is very important for us. If you are working with a player and they show the desire it is easier. In Pape it’s easy.
‘He has to keep working because we have a hierarchy, so he has to respect it and we have to respect the players. He has a chance now and he has to show his desire and his quality.’