'I can't stop the tears' - Fans react as Tottenham deal all but done
By Abigail Withey
Tottenham Hostpur fans have expressed their overwhelming happiness on social media after the club confirmed their first signing as Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez.
The 21-year-old has penned a six-year-deal with the side and comes just hours after boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed that he wanted to make four new signings.
The north London club made the announcement on their official Twitter account on Friday and said that the move was “subject to medical and work permit”.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 18, 2017
Fans shared their delight at the club’s new defender on social media, while a number of supporters took the opportunity to dig at their rivals Arsenal by claiming that he was the best Sanchez in north London.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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I can't stop the tears
— Tyrannosaurus Flex (@ClintonNJiesus) August 18, 2017
WE HAVE FINALLY SIGNED A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. SOMEONE HOLD ME.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) August 18, 2017
THE BEST SANCHEZ IN NORTH LONDON
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) August 18, 2017
— Chicago Spurs (@chicagospurs) August 18, 2017
Announce more, I’ve got the taste now
— Coysy McCoysface (@COYSY_D) August 18, 2017
We were already getting the greatest stadium. Now we have the greatest Sanchez
— Habibullah Khan (@Huk06) August 18, 2017
You lot are cheeky waiting this long to make a signing
— Nicole (@nicolethfc) August 18, 2017
Davinson was happy to be the first new addition to Pochettino’s side and said that the transfer to Tottenham would help him grow.
The Colombian said: “I would like to thank the coach, management, players and fans of Ajax. It is a great move for me to come here to develop my career.”
Davidson spent just a single season at Ajax after moving from Atletico Nacional, and was awarded the ‘Rinus Michels’ Player of the Year Award for his debut campaign with the Dutch side.
During his single season at Ajax the 21-year-old was also called up for his senior international debut with Colombia in November 2016 against Argentina, where his side suffered a 3-0 loss during the World Cup qualification rounds.
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