Tottenham Hotspur have finally made their first signing of the summer, with Davinson Sanchez arriving for up a fee possibly worth a club-record £40million.
Although from the outside it looks as though it has been a frustrating summer for Mauricio Pochettino and co, internally there has been little panic at the club despite the amounts of money spent by those who are expected to challenge them for the title including the two Manchester club.
The Spurs coach has always maintained he will not sign players for the sake of it, and it would take a special opportunity for him to add to his squad. And that opportunity has now been taken advantage of, with Sanchez joining from Ajax after he agreed a six-year contract at the capital club.
The Colombia international, who has two caps for his country, mainly operates in the heart of the defence, and could form a partnership with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld in a three-man rearguard. But wherever he is asked to play, the 21-year-old will relish his new challenge.
“It is a great move for me to come here to develop my career,” Sanchez told the club’s website. “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.”
Sanchez was Ajax’s player of the year last season having played a key role in their run to the Uefa Europa League final, where they lost to Manchester United. He has in recent weeks been linked with both Barcelona and Inter Milan, which further shows Tottenham’s growing power in the game.