The 21-year-old centre-back has finally completed a move to Wembley after being chased by Mauricio Pochettino all summer
TOTTENHAM have confirmed the signing of Ajax’s highly-rated centre-back Davinson Sanchez on a six-year deal until 2023.
The 21-year-old has been chased by Mauricio Pochettino all summer, and he has now completed a club-record deal in the region of £40million.
Spurs said in a statement: “We are delighted to announce we have reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Davinson Sanchez subject to medical & work permit.”
SunSport revealed yesterday that Spurs had agreed a deal with the Dutch club to bring him to North London, and the move has now been wrapped up.
The Colombian international has spoken of his joy at signing for last season’s FA Cup semi-finalists.
Speaking to the club website, he said: “I would like to thank the coach, management, players and fans of Ajax.
“It is a great move for me to come here to develop my career.
“I am very excited to be signing for such a famous club as Tottenham Hotspur.
“I am looking forward to working with Mauricio Pochettino and the players and meeting everyone there.”
Last campaign for the Eredivisie side, Sanchez featured 43 times as Ajax finished as runners-up to Manchester United in the Europa League final.
Before his move to Holland in 2016, he represented Colombian club Atletico Nacional – where he helped them win the prestigious Copa Libertadores.
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He has shattered Moussa Sissoko’s previous record-deal of£30m when he moved to White Hart Lane from Newcastle United last summer.
Only earlier today did Pochettino reveal he wants to sign FOUR players before the end of the transfer window – despite it closing in two weeks.
Sanchez’s signing will likely mean that Kevin Wimmer will be show the door by the Argentinian manager.
West Brom are in talks to bring the Austian ace to the Hawthorns, as a possible replacement for Manchester City-bound Jonny Evans after the Citizens had an £18m offer rejected.
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