Announcement made: Huge Tottenham boost ahead of clash v Burnley
By Danny Wright
Tottenham have confirmed that Davinson Sanchez has successfully earned a work permit and international clearance following his club record switch from Ajax.
Spurs announced on their official Twitter account on Saturday that Sanchez, 21, is now available to make his debut when Mauricio Pochettino’s men face Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.
Work permit ✅
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 26, 2017
It’s unlikely that the Colombian defender will be able to force Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen out of their spots in the first-team, but if Pochettino opts to deploy a back-three at Wembley on Sunday, Sanchez could replace Eric Dier in the line-up.
Sanchez signed a six-year deal with Spurs earlier this month in a deal widely reported to be around £42million from Ajax.
The one-time Colombia international has already played twice this season with Ajax in the Champions League qualifiers, but it was his form last season that surely grabbed the attention of Spurs, having scored six goals in 46 appearances in all competitions.
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He and goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga have been Tottenham’s only purchases so far this summer.
Football Insider Verdict
Sanchez is a very good signing for Spurs and the fans will no doubt be glad to see that his signing has now been successfully completed. It took a while to get the deal done and dusted, but the Sunday match with Burnley might still be a little early for him to make a full debut. Pochettino should look to either introduce him from the bench or just wait until after the international break to help ease him into the squad. Sanchez is still young and although he had a good season last time out, it remains to be seen whether or not he will live up to the massive price tag.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs are preparing a swoop for this Premier League striker from one of their title rivals.