Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar has explained that Tottenham’s summer signing should Davinson Sanchez should have stayed at Ajax.
The Dutch goalkeeper is the current CEO of Ajax and certainly does have a biased opinion but has explained that Sanchez moved too early.
Sanchez joined Spurs during the summer window in an incredible £40million deal which kick started the sides spending.
Ajax are still considered to be a European giant regardless of their lack of Champions League football but are unable to compete with bigger leagues.
The Eredivisie is not as much of competitive league, certainly compared to the Premier League in which the finances attract the biggest players.
Speaking about that issue and in the case of Davinson Sanchez, Van der Sar is certainly not the happiest with his top assets leaving.
“I’d rather not replace them because I want to have as good a team as possible,” he explained.
“But we know at a certain point that this league is not strong enough so after a few years, hopefully if you play three, four or five years for the club and give us two or three championships and success in Europe then [in an] ideal world it is the right step to go forward.
“I think with [Davinson] Sanchez one year was too early, he should have stayed two or three years.
“But sometimes with the financial power that is looming over us in the bigger leagues, it’s quite difficult for even a big club like Ajax coming from a small league to resist certain transfers.”
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While many are still talking about his signing, many are now talking about his brilliant performance for Colombia.
The defender featured against Brazil and played out a very good game which would have impressed Spurs fans.