Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb says Serie A side Cremonese are ‘confident’ of completing a deal to sign Tottenham midfielder Pape Matar Sarr on loan today [Wednesday] – but it all depends on the state of Rodrigo Bentancur.
Bentancur, 25, was forced to watch the last few minutes of Tottenham’s win over Nottingham Forest from the sidelines. The Uruguay international suffered a knock to the head and Spurs brought Djed Spence on in the midfielder’s place.
Harry Winks has joined Sampdoria on a loan-to-buy deal. It leaves Spurs with only Sarr and Yves Bissouma as cover if Bentancur is forced out of the next couple of games. Oliver Skipp is still injured and was not on the bench at Forest.
More information regarding Bentancur is likely to come on Wednesday night, when Spurs take on West Ham. But Cremonese, newly-promoted to the Serie A, are said to be confident of signing £15.5million Tottenham signing Sarr.
Cremonese confident of deal to sign Tottenham midfielder Sarr
Tottenham are clearing the decks. Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks have both left the club in deals to join Atletico Madrid and Sampdoria on loan-to-buy deals. The bomb squad has all gone. Tanguy Ndombele and Gio Lo Celso, too.
Now, Spurs must make a decision. Keep the likes of Bryan Gil, Japhet Tanganga and Sarr – or allow them to go on loan. These players are currently acting as depth. Unlikely to get much game time, but an injury or two, and they are needed.
So, Spurs must weigh up whether letting them go on loan is worth it for their development. Or, it is better to keep them in North London – let them develop there, even if they do not play an enormous amount of games.
If Bentancur is fit, Tottenham should let Sarr go – with the inclusion of a recall clause in January. Bentancur is normally pretty robust, as is Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Skipp is returning, Bissouma is competing, and Harvey White remains.
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