Report: Tottenham in pole position to sign Euro-finalist, Levy to offer £10m less than valuation
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham could be set to finally make their first signing of the summer, according to a report.
The Sun claim that Spurs have set their sights on the highly-rated Colombian international defender Davinson Sanchez, who is valued at £35million by his club Ajax.
However, the Sun also reports that Daniel Levy wants to sound out the Dutch team with a much lower offer – believed to be £25m.
Tottenham is still the only club in the Premier League that hasn’t signed a player yet in the summer transfer window and fans are getting restless.
That could be set to change as the Sun report that talks have opened over the 21-year-old defender, although they will face competition from Chelsea, Barcelona and Crystal Palace.
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Tottenham believe they are currently in the lead for the player’s signature who is highly rated and starred in the Europa League final loss against Man United.
Sanchez signed for Ajax from Colombian side Ateltico Nacional last summer for £4.5million and has been a mainstay in the Dutch team’s side since.
He has made 47 appearances and scored an impressive seven goals, adding two assists.
Football Insider verdict:
Sanchez is a real talent and is exactly the sort of player that Tottenham need, with his versatility in defence (he can play at either right-back or centre-back) and ability to contribute goals. However, Spurs fans will be shaking their heads at the news that Levy is once again trying to get a player for less than his current market value. Especially as other elite teams are interested in his signature. There’s a reason why Tottenham haven’t signed any players this summer and Levy could be set for a shock this season if he continues to play this game. Yes, player prices might be inflated but you either pay the market value or protest and watch as your rivals strengthen around you and leave you behind.
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