About ten days ago, L’Equipe revealed the interest of Olympique Lyonnais for FC Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr.
From the top of his 18 years, the defensive midfielder of FC Metz has had a strong season with 22 appearances in all competitions and an increasingly important role within the device of Frédéric Antonetti. Logically, clubs of a higher caliber in Metz are interested in the profile of Pape Sarr, and this is particularly the case of Olympique Lyonnais or OGC Nice. The French teams will, however, have to face stiff competition from Premier League clubs, many of which have ticked the name of Pape Sarr on their shelves, according to the information gathered by the Daily Mail.
British media claim that the FC Metz midfielder has already been watched by Chelsea and Manchester United. Less upscale Premier League clubs such as Aston Villa and Newcastle are also in the running. The expressions of interest are multiplying and FC Metz intends to make the most of it in this time of crisis. And for good reason, the Daily Mail says that the Lorraine club has set the price of Pape Matar Sarr at 31 ME, a colossal sum on which it is obvious that Olympique Lyonnais will not align. In the midfield, OL has several talented players with Lucas Paqueta, Maxence Caqueret, Thiago Mendes and Bruno Guimaraes. But sporting director Juninho is well aware that all of these players will be courted and that one of them could leave. In this sense, the name of Pope Matar Sarr has been slipped. It remains to be seen whether FC Metz will find a taker at this colossal price, or if even the Premier League clubs will find Lorraine’s demands a little too high for such an inexperienced player in Ligue 1.