Manchester United ‘interested in recruiting highly-rated Metz midfielder Pape Sarr, but facing stiff competition from a host of top European clubs’ while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to strengthen his side in an attempt to bridge the gap with rival City
- The 18-year-old star has been described as a dynamic box-to-box midfielder
- Pape Sarr made his debut for the Senegal national team against Congo last month
- Sarr signed a five-year deal in 2020, but Metz will have a hard time keeping him
- Manchester United was also linked with a move for Real Madrid player Raphael Varane
Manchester United are reportedly keen to attract highly regarded Metz midfielder Pape Sarr.
The 18-year-old won his first cap for Senegal in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo last month, and the call up only came four months after making his league debut for Metz.
According to The sunSarr is regularly scouted by a large number of top European clubs, including United, who lead the way with his signature.
Manchester United are reportedly looking to sign Metz’s Senegalese international midfielder Pape Sarr
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can face a busy transfer period this summer
Reports in France earlier this month indicated that Nice sports director Julien Fournier was also interested in signing Sarr.
However, it is believed that the box-to-box midfielder prefers a move to a bigger club.
Metz coach Frederic Antonetti played his cards close to his chest last weekend when asked about Sarr’s future.
“We already have many players who are wanted for the future.” Antonetti said.
It is said that a large number of top clubs across Europe circle the teenage box-to-box midfielder
United has also been linked with Andre Silva and Real Madrid star Raphael Varane (pictured)
Sarr signed a five-year deal with Metz last year, but they now face a battle to keep one of their valuable assets.
The talented youngster scored twice this season for Metz from a total of 18 appearances.
It could be a busy summer in the transfer market for Manchester United – they would also be interested in signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and Eintracht Frankfurt forward Andre Silva.