Defensive midfield is an area that Manchester United might need to improve in, in the upcoming summer transfer window. And while they have been linked with a number of experienced players in the positions, could they end up signing a wonderkid instead.
As reported by L’Equipe (via Mirror), Chelsea and Everton have now joined the race to sign Pape Sarr this summer. As previously reported by The Sun, the Red Devils were thought to be interested in the 18-year-old, who has already made his debut for the Senegal national team on the back of his impressive displays.
Each of the three English Premier League clubs appear to be keeping tabs on Sarr’s development in the Ligue 1.
Playing for FC Metz in France’s top tier, Sarr has been impressive all season. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has made 20 league appearances, scoring 3 goals in the process of doing so.
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Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with Sarr in recent months
Although Sarr is good as a defensive midfielder, his willingness to drive forward with the ball at his feet could help him transform into a brilliant box-to-box midfielder in the future.
Manchester United have shown their willingness to bring young prospects to Old Trafford in the recent past. They signed the likes of Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo last summer, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always done his best to give youngsters a chance in the first-team.
But given that Sarr signed for FC Metz just last summer and has a contract with the French club until 2025, it would be very unlikely to see him leave so soon.
But anything can happen in football. The Red Devils have signed some of the most highly-rated young talents from all over the world in recent times and it should not be surprising if Sarr joins that quickly growing list soon.