Tottenham Hotspur has signed a long-term contract with Pape Sar, who is showing promising skills this season.
Tottenham announced the news of Sar’s contract renewal on the club’s official website on the 3rd (Korean time), saying, “The club is pleased to announce that it has signed a new contract with Sarr that will last until 2030.”
He continued, “The 21-year-old Senegal national team midfielder is starting to attract attention this season. Sarr’s all-action style and all-round covering ability have caught the eye of coach Anzhi Postegoglu’s new team.” It highlighted Sar’s performance.
Sarr, from Senegal, was born in 2002 and debuted at FC Metz in France and wore a Tottenham uniform in 2021. Sarr, who showed potential by scoring 4 goals in 25 appearances in his first season at Metz, did not immediately join Tottenham in his first season and continued to play on loan at Metz. He played in 34 matches, playing as a key midfielder with 1 goal and 3 assists. 카지노사이트랭크
Sarr, who returned to Tottenham after completing his loan last season, caught the eye of manager Antonio Conte, who was leading Tottenham at the time, and began receiving opportunities to play in the first team. Originally, Tottenham pursued a loan for Sarr to help him grow, but decided to watch him in the first team and watched his potential by giving him the opportunity to play, even as a replacement.
The debut was quite late. He did not get a chance to play in the first half of the season. He mainly played in second-team games and maintained his sense of scoring goals. Then, he made his first-team debut in a match against Aston Villa in January last year. He made his first starting debut in the FA Cup against Portsmouth. He also made his debut successfully in the UEFA Champions League, starting in the round of 16 away to AC Milan.
Sarr, who has had more playing opportunities due to Rodrigo Bentancur’s long-term injury, has shown potential even at his young age, raising expectations for the 2023/24 season.
After coach Postecoglu took over, he showed tremendous growth and rose to become a starting midfielder. He, along with Yves Bissouma, took charge of Tottenham’s midfield in the first half of the season. James Maddison, who newly joined the team last summer, showed good form as a midfield triangle until he suffered an ankle injury. He appeared in 18 league games, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists.
Tottenham, who noticed Sarr’s potential, immediately offered to renew his contract. His contract, which was originally until 2026, was extended by four more years until 2030. This shows that Tottenham, who previously proposed a renewal of contract until 2030 for left-back Destiny Udogi, is placing high expectations on Sarr.
However, Tottenham will not be able to work with Sarr for the time being. This is because Sarr injured his hamstring in the game against Bournemouth on the 31st of last month and was substituted.
At the time, Sarr started as a central midfielder and was playing very well, scoring the first goal of the game. In the 9th minute of the first half, Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto, who was building up from behind, attempted a somewhat inaccurate pass, which was intercepted by Bentancur in the middle, leading to Tottenham’s attack. Sarr caught the ball and approached the box before firing a right-footed shot toward the far post.
Sarr’s sharp right-footed shot went over goalkeeper Neto’s hand and hit the corner of the goal accurately, leading to Tottenham’s first goal. Thanks to Sarr’s second goal of the season, Tottenham made the score 1-0.
However, in the 30th minute of the first half, Sarr collapsed on the ground and received treatment from Tottenham medical staff. The medical staff who were examining Sarr’s condition decided that it would be difficult for him to play the game any longer, so they hurriedly prepared Oliver Skip.
In the end, Sarr was replaced by Skip. Sarr must have guessed that his injuries were not serious, and he covered his face with his uniform, shedding tears. Sarr has been called up to the Senegal national team ahead of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Ivory Coast in January. Because he was injured right before the competition, he could not hide his tears. Son Heung-min, who has always been close to Sarr and is about to be called up to the national team for the Asian Cup, comforted Sarr, who was in tears.
Even if the injury recovers, Sarr is scheduled to leave the team to participate in the Nations Cup. If Senegal advances to the final, they will miss up to five games until the match against Brighton scheduled for the 11th of next month.
Britain’s The Sun said, “Tottenham star Fape Sar was in tears and consoled by his teammates. He may not play in the Nations Cup. Sarr, who appeared to have suffered a muscle injury, could be out for several weeks for treatment.” It was reported that Sarr’s participation in the Nations Cup was in danger of being canceled.
However, Sarr expressed his willingness to participate in the Nations Cup by posting “See you at the Nations Cup” on his personal SNS. As the injury was later reported to be minor, Sarr is expected to participate in the Nations Cup without any problems.
Postekoglou added: “It’s really difficult to talk about. Sarr is very emotional because he felt discomfort with his hamstring and he wanted to play in the Cup of Nations. It’s a big tournament for Sarr. It will be disappointing, but I hope the injury is not serious and he can contribute to his country. “I hope Sarr recovers quickly and participates in the Nations Cup.”