Man Utd ‘lead transfer race’ for in-demand teen sensation Pape Sarr

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Manchester United are leading the way for highly sought-after teenager Pape Sarr, according to reports. Sarr has attracted attention from a host of teams from around Europe.

Sarr, 18, has emerged as one of the most sought-after players in Europe at the moment.

The teenager is currently at Metz, and plays as a central defensive midfielder.

He only joined the club last summer after moving from Generation Foot in his native Senegal.

But already he’s courted attention from around Europe, and The Sun claims he’s already being watched by a host of big clubs.

United are one of those teams, and are said to be interested in making a bid this summer.

Metz manager Frederic Antonetti said last week: “We already have a lot of players who are in demand for the future,” when asked about the player’s future.

Sarr himself is apparently eager to move to a bigger club before too long, fuelling speculation he will move on.

United are set for a busy summer transfer window, and are believed to be eager for a new defensive midfielder.

Declan Rice has been discussed as a potential target, but West Ham are reluctant to sell.

It remains possible that United will offer up Jesse Lingard in exchange for Rice.

Lingard has enjoyed a successful loan spell and has been tipped to stay permanently once the summer window opens.

But signing Sarr would go along with the club’s transfer policy of looking to young players who they can develop from within their own system.

Last summer they wanted a new right winger, but opted against going out and signing ready-made Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund after they were told to fork out £108million.

Instead, they brought in Facundo Pellistri and Amad, two teenagers who were inexperienced at the top level.

And they may want to do the same when they look for a defensive midfielder.

A new striker is still on the agenda and they could spend the bulk of their transfer budget on Erling Haaland, leaving a move for Sarr a move affordable option.

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