Man Utd leads the charge for rising Senegal star who took Ligue 1 by storm


Manchester United are leading the queue for Metz midfielder starlet Pape Sarr, according to a report.

United have focused on signing promising young players in recent months. This strategy has led them to call on Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri in recent months. Now Sarr could be one of the next names on their radar.

After passing through Generation Foot academy in his native Senegal, Sarr moved to Metz in 2020. He showed flashes of his potential in his first season in Europe.

So far in 2020-2021, Sarr has made 18 appearances for Metz, including 12 appearances as a starter. He scored three goals and made his Senegal debut in March 2021.

According to The sun, Man Utd are aware of his rapid rise and are currently leading the race to catch up with him.

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Nice are also keen to give Sarr a different opportunity in France. However, the 18-year-old would prefer to join a bigger club if he leaves Metz. This could present an opportunity for United.

Sarr is under contract with Metz until 2025, but the Ligue 1 club know there is interest in many of their players. They may find it difficult to ward off interest from a club as big as Man Utd if they come forward.

Other than Nice, no other Sarr suitors are identified in the report, but it appears there are plenty of clubs watching him if he continues his development.

The teenager takes on the role of a box-to-box midfielder who tends to start from a deeper role. United would likely see him as one for the future rather than an immediate reinforcement, but it could help get him in early.

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United currently have plenty of options in midfield, with Scott McTominay and Fred generally forming the basis of this area. Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes are their main creative options.

Such is their competition for places that There is little room for £ 40million for the summer with Donny Van De Beek, while Nemanja Matic also played a lesser role.

Pogba warns of consequences of Cavani

Meanwhile, Pogba says his club must do everything in their power to keep Edinson Cavani next season.

The forward is out of contract this summer, although it is possible to extend his contract for a second year. Even so, he would have to return to South America.

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Boca Juniors can’t wait to take him to Argentina, but nothing is decided yet. Therefore, Pogba is keen on United keeping their hands on their striker.

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“Edi is a world class player, a total striker. Now there are few full forwards, and he is, he is a finisher, ”said the midfielder. ESPN (Going through TNT Sports).

“We are short of players like this, he’s one of the best nine in the world and we need him to play for Manchester.

“We know the importance that would have and we hope he signs here.”

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