Now, Spurs are in advanced talks to complete a transfer for FC Metz wonderkid Pape Matar Sarr. This deal would include a loan move back to the French club for the season for the 18-year-old.
"Nothing is signed, but I have a verbal agreement with the president of Tottenham", he told Amazon.
"It is much more [than €15m], both on the fixed amount and the bonuses. Pape Matar must also be satisfied with the contract offered to him and this is not yet the case.
"There will be more discussions at the start of the week."
He added: "If the transfer is to Tottenham, he will be loaned to FC Metz [for the season]."
The total cost of the move could be of around €30M and a six-year contract, with Spurs fending off a whole host of European clubs to secure the signing.
Deal at final stages for talented midfielder Pape Sarr to Tottenham from Metz. The verbal agreement has been reached between the two clubs - now discussing on Sarr staying on loan at Metz until June 2022. ⚪️🤝 #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 23, 2021
Talks ongoing on personal terms. Details still to be sorted.
Sarr, a box-to-box midfielder, went on to make 25 appearances and scored four goals last season.