Transfers

Tottenham reach agreement over the sale of Davinson Sánchez

The 27-year-old is primed to depart at the beginning of what has been his seventh season in north London after arriving in England in the wake of a brilliant one-year spell with AFC Ajax, helping the Dutch juggernaut to an appearance in the Europa League finals in 2016-17.


Potential Premier League title chasers Tottenham are on the cusp of being one center-back lighter after Spurs have reached an agreement with Turkish giants Galatasaray over the sale of Colombian international center-back Davinson Sánchez.

The 27-year-old is primed to depart at the beginning of what has been his seventh season in north London after arriving in England in the wake of a brilliant one-year spell with AFC Ajax, helping the Dutch juggernaut to an appearance in the Europa League finals in 2016-17.

Per Fabrizio Romano, Spurs will receive in a region of €10m-€15m for the América de Cali academy product including add-ons, with Sánchez signing on to terms at Rams Park until 2027 and due to complete his medical with the club in the next 24-hours.

Sánchez, who initially played a key role at the club while helping the club reach the finals of the Champions League in 2018-19 under Mauricio Pochettino, ultimately failed to kick on in the England capital while losing out on a guaranteed place in the senior XI.

The arrivals of Cristian Romero last summer, as well as Micky van de Ven in the recently completed transfer window, saw him fall further down the pecking order due to Eric Dier still being picked ahead of him when the time arises.

Spurs also completed a move for England U19 international Ashley Phillips from Blackburn and with no European football on offer under new boss Ange Postecoglou, who has begun to mold the team in his image, opportunities for Sánchez would have likely been hard to come by.

Galatasaray has also reached an agreement for Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombélé, giving the Süper Lig outfit added depth in key positions as the club looks to repeat as league champions while giving a decent account of themselves in the Champions League.


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Andrew Thompson

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