Pape Sarr: Metz midfielder breaks silence after reported Premier League links
The 18-year-old put in impressive performances in the middle of the park during his first Ligue 1 campaign with the Maarons
Metz midfielder Pape Sarr has revealed his intention to spend the 2021-22 season in French Ligue 1 despite reported transfer links to the Premier League.
The 18-year-old is said to spark interest from Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton and Newcastle United after eye-catching displays during his debut campaign in France.
The Senegalese teenager was a key force in the Metz midfielder in the second half of the 2020-21 season, and he also scored three goals in 22 appearances as Frédéric Antonetti’s side finished 10th in the table.
Despite reports linking him to a move to England, Sarr has revealed he wants to build on his promising first season in Ligue 1 and win the silverware with the Maroons as he pursues the first trophy of his career.
“At FC Metz, our first objective is to keep the team in Ligue 1,” said Sarr. The team Going through Birmingham courier. “But winning trophies with them is also part of my ambitions for next season.
“I want to have a better season than in the 2020/21 [campaign] and if possible, score more goals.
The 18-year-old joined Metz from Senegalese club Génération Foot last September, and he still has four years of contract left.
After his breakthrough in Ligue 1, Sarr was invited to Senegal’s national team in March for their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo.
He made his debut for the Teranga Lions earlier this month in an international friendly victory over the Cape Verde Islands at Lat Dior Stadium.
Before his invitation to Aliou Cissé’s team, the teenage star played for the Senegal U17 team where he participated in the 2019 Fifa U17 World Cup in Brazil.
During that tournament, Sarr scored three goals in three matches before the West African country retired in the round of 16.