AC Milan will reportedly try to speed up talks to sign Tottenham midfielder Pape Matar Sarr following Sandro Tonali’s injury this weekend in a pre-season friendly.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the reigning Serie A champions are looking to sign a midfielder in the coming days after star midfielder Tonali was injured against Vicenza and the Rossoneri are yet to determine how long the Italy international will be sidelined.
With a midfielder already a priority for Milan, talks to sign Sarr could accelerate this week, with the Rossoneri also looking at FC Midtjylland’s Raphael Onyedika and Bordeaux’s Jean Onana, although it is believed the youngster from Tottenham is the club’s number one option.
Only signed by Spurs last summer for an estimated €18m (£15m), Sarr is regarded by many as one of France’s most exciting talents and a player who could become a superstar in the future, with however, 19-year-old Fabio Paratici. the signing is yet to play a professional minute for Tottenham, although the youngster did play for Antonio Conte in pre-season.
Indeed, with Sarr not even making Tottenham’s Premier League opening day squad against Southampton despite an injury to Olivier Skipp, there’s a good chance Spurs will be keen to make a quick profit following the teenager should Milan make a move to sign the Frenchman.
With the Rossoneri also said to be interested in signing Japhet Tanganga from Tottenham, Milan could do a double whammy in north London if they now decide to speed up talks for Sarr, and Stefan Pioli’s side could get an incredible set of transfers if he manages to pull off both trades. .
Sarr’s signing for Milan could be one of Tottenham’s biggest transfer mistakes
Sarr may not have kicked a ball for Tottenham in a professional game, but Antonio Conte allowing the talented Frenchman to leave north London already on a permanent deal for Milan could be a huge mistake for the Premier League side in the following years.
After all, Sarr is a player many expect to become a France international one day, and Tottenham allowing the midfielder to sign Sarr for a quick payday could be disastrous if the teenager becomes one of the best players in Europe, a likely circumstance if Spurs. ‘ Luck over the years is anything.
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