Pape Sarr Commits to Six-Year Contract with Tottenham Hotspur
The Senegal international made his debut with Metz before signing a long-term contract with Spurs in the summer of 2021, though he returned to Les Grenats for the 2021–2022 campaign.
Sarr struggled to win over Antonio Conte after establishing a rapport with his new Lilywhites teammates at Hotspur Way. As a result, he fell behind Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Oliver Skipp in the midfield hierarchy.
Sarr’s debut season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium saw him make just 17 appearances, including just two Premier League starts. However, in 2023–24, Ange Postecoglou gave Sarr a fresh start.
Sarr, who is partnered with Yves Bissouma, another midfielder who was a big man under Conte but is flourishing under Postecoglou, has made 19 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring two goals and assisting on another.
The 21-year-old opened the scoring for his team in their 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve, after scoring his first Premier League goal against Manchester United on the second weekend of the season.
Sarr made only 16 Premier League starts this season after starting off the bench in just two top-flight games the whole previous campaign. He has been crucial to Spurs’ early title challenge.
Senegal international’s contract with North London runs until 2026, but Sky Sports News reports that it will be renewed shortly. He is scheduled to play for his nation at the African Cup of Nations this month.
According to the source, Sarr will sign a new six-year contract with Tottenham, keeping him on the books through the conclusion of the 2029–2030 season, as a reward for his increasing impact on the squad.
Sarr will join Fraser Forster and Destiny Udogie as the third Tottenham player to extend their contract this season when confirmation of his renewal is anticipated soon.
The former Metz kid left the game with a hamstring injury, but he has three assists and two goals in 33 first-team appearances for Tottenham. On Sunday, the squad defeated Bournemouth.
Sarr was upset when he left the field because the AFCON was approaching, but Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou is optimistic that the midfielder will be able to play for his nation later this month.
“Difficult to express. Pape gets emotional as he feels his hamstring strain and wishes to travel with his country’s team. After the game, Postecoglou told reporters, “It’s a big tournament for them.”
That’s how our season has gone, in a sense. With the exception of his goal, he was excellent early in the game once more until suffering an injury. It is disappointing for him, but hopefully it is not too bad so he can still leave and continue to support his nation.”
On Friday, Spurs, who now sit in fifth position in the Premier League standings, will play their first match of 2024 when they welcome Burnley to North London for an FA Cup third-round match.