Born: 14 September 2002 (Thiaroye, Senegal)
Pape Matar Sarr joined us in August, 2021, from Metz.
The Senegalese international made his breakthrough in 2022/23 with 14 appearances (five starts) in all competitions. He made his debut off the bench against Villa on New Year's Day, 2023, quickly followed by his full debut in our FA Cup win against Portsmouth in January, 2023 and then stepped out again alongside Oliver Skipp in cauldron of the San Siro for our UEFA Champions League Round of 16, first leg in February - the pair earning praise for their performances in central midfield.
Now a regular in Senegal's national squad, Pape appeared twice in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Pape joined Metz from the Generation Foot Academy in Senegal in September, 2020.
He made his debut against Brest in Ligue 1 in November and went on to make 25 appearances in 2020/21, 22 in Ligue 1, three in the Coupe de France, scoring four times.
After joining us, subsequently returned on loan to the Ligue 1 side for the rest of the 2021/22 season, where he made 27 appearances. He was also part of the Senegal squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in February, 2022, and participated at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
A defensive midfielder, Pape made his senior international debut for Senegal in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in March, 2021. At the end of 2022/23, he'd earned 14 caps for his country.