AC Milan will reportedly look to accelerate talks to sign Tottenham midfielder Pape Matar Sarr following an injury to Sandro Tonali 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, with the Rossoneri yet to ascertain how long the Italian international will be out on the sidelines.
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, though the Tottenham wonderkid is believed to be the club’s number one option.
Only signed by Spurs last summer for a reported €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, however, the 19-year-old Fabio Paratici signing is yet to play a professional minute for Tottenham, though the youngster did feature for Antonio Conte in pre-season.
Indeed, with Sarr not even making the matchday squad for Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Southampton despite an injury to Olivier Skipp, there’s a good chance that Spurs are open to making a quick profit from the teenager should Milan make a move to sign the Senegal international.
With the Rossoneri also reportedly interested in signing Japhet Tanganga from Tottenham, Milan could make a double north London swoop if they now decide to accelerate talks for Sarr, and Stefan Pioli’s side might be landing an incredible set of transfers if they can pull both deals off.
Sarr signing for Milan could be one of Tottenham’s biggest transfer mistakes
Sarr might not have kicked a ball for Tottenham in a professional game, but Antonio Conte allowing the talented African to leave north London already on a permanent deal for Milan could be a huge mistake from the Premier League side in the years to come.
After all, Sarr is a player who many expect to become a superstar one day, and Tottenham allowing the midfielder to sign Sarr for a quick payday could be disastrous should the teenager develop into one of Europe’s best players, a likely circumstance if Spurs’ luck over the years is anything to go by.