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Tottenham transfer news: Pape Matar Sarr signs for Spurs then loaned back to Metz for rest of season

Defensive midfielder Pape Matar Sarr becomes Spurs' fourth summer signing and will spend the remainder of the campaign on loan back at Metz; the 18-year-old scored four times in 25 games for the French club last term

Pape Matar Sarr
Image: Pape Matar Sarr has signed for Tottenham

Pape Matar Sarr has joined Tottenham from French club Metz.

However, the 18-year-old, who has already won two international caps for Senegal, will remain with the Ligue 1 side for the rest of the season.

The defensive midfielder played 25 times for Metz last season, scoring four times, and has played all three of their games so far this term.

Billed as a signing for the future, Sarr will see out the remainder of the campaign in France before joining up with his new club next season.

Sarr is the fourth summer signing for Spurs, who have brought in Bryan Gil, Cristian Romero and goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini as well as Sarr.

Tottenham announced a departure on Friday, with Moussa Sissoko joining Watford after five years at the north London club.

Danny Rose, Erik Lamela and Toby Alderweireld have also left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.

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He said: "What we need and what we believe we'll keep is among ourselves.

"I'm so sorry to not answer that question but of course we speak, we see, we analyse and we have to decide and like I say it's not easy to find the right players because we have very good players.

"As long as it is open anything can happen. We have to be aware of the situations of all the team, the window is going to close on Tuesday, until then let's see."

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