'I'd Be Worried If I Was Him' - Exclusive: Agbonlahor on Spurs player who started tonight
Gabriel Agbonlahor has tipped Davinson Sanchez to leave Tottenham in January or next summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Aston Villa and England striker delivered his verdict after Joe Rodon leapfrogged the Colombian in Jose Mourinho’s pecking order.
The Welshman made his full Spurs debut against Chelsea last weekend with Toby Alderweireld ruled out through a groin injury.
Sanchez was restored to the Tottenham starting XI for tonight’s 3-3 draw against LASK in the Europa League as he partnered Japhet Tanganga in a four-man defence featuring four changes.
Tellingly, Sanchez’s place on the bench against Chelsea was the first time the 24-year-old had made a Premier League matchday squad since he started in Spurs’ 3-3 draw with West Ham United last month.
However, Agbonlahor now fears for Sanchez’s future in north London after he was not reinstated at Stamford Bridge.
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He told Football Insider: “I’d be worried if I was him, it’s not a good sign.
“When you see a young lad come in and take your place like that when there’s other senior players out it shows you’re down the pecking order.
“I’m sure Sanchez will be looking at his future at Spurs and maybe at looking at a move away in the summer or even January.”
Sanchez joined Spurs for a reported £42million fee from Dutch giants Ajax in August 2017, a club record fee at the time.
He initially signed a six-year deal with the club but signed a new contract in 2018 keeping him in north London until 2024.
In other Tottenham news, Everton have been told to sign two Spurs players made available for sale.