Tottenham boss Pochettino keen to sign Davinson Sanchez from Ajax

Ruben Hill
August 13, 2017

Spurs have yet to make a new signing this summer and remain the only Premier League club yet to dip into the transfer market, but a move for a new defender has been mooted throughout the summer.

Ajax and Colombia center back Davinson Sanchez could be heading to Tottenham Hotspur, if a report from RAC Radio in Catalonia is to be believed.

A new defender is on Pochettino's agenda and Sanchez emerged as a prime target late last week with widespread reports suggesting Tottenham were in talks for the Colombian worldwide.

Reputable English and Dutch outlets aren't running with the rumor yet, so you shouldn't get your hopes up yet, but Gerard Romero uses some definitive language here - he says that Sanchez is going to be a Tottenham player, and that Spurs will pay €35 million.

Sanchez can also play at right-back, where Spurs are short of cover after Kyle Walker's departure, and Pochettino has previously said he wants to sign versatile players who can immediately challenge for a first-team place.

The 21-year-old has also earned two senior Colombia caps in his fledgling global career.

Sanchez was hugely impressive in his debut campaign in Holland last season as he made 43 appearances to help Ajax finish runners-up in the Eredivisie to title-winners Feyenoord.

A new defender would certainly be welcomed by the Spurs fans.

Davinson Sanchez is not part of Ajax's match squad for their league match against Heracles tonight.

Despite perhaps not requiring a new centre-back Davinson Sánchez would significantly improve Tottenham's starting eleven, arguably being an upgrade on Eric Dier, which would also been good for Spurs in the way that it allows Eric Dier to be free to move back into central midfield.

Pochettino also has an interest in Manchester United striker Anthony Martial but Tottenham have not made an offer for the France global and believe he will be out of their price range.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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