Times: Tottenham reach agreement over enforcer signing, one major hurdle remains
By Aramide Oladipo
Tottenham have agreed personal terms with Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez, according to a report.
The Times claims that the North London club have agreed a five-year contract with the 21-year-old but both clubs have yet to reach an accordance regarding the transfer fee.
The newspaper reports that Spurs have not matched the Dutch side’s asking price of £45million for the young enforcer.
This comes after reliable journalist Sjors van Veen revealed on his personal Twitter account that a deal to bring the Ajax enforcer to North London was done but mentioned that there was no agreement between the two teams.
The Columbia international was instrumental in the defensive set-up for Ajax last season, making a total of 46 appearances in all competitions and contributing with six goals.
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The central defender helped to guide the team to their first European final since 1996 but they failed to overcome Manchester United in Stockholm.
Sanchez currently has five years remaining on his contract at the Amsterdam Arena.
Football Insider verdict
Spurs supporters will surely be excited that their team look to be on the verge of securing the signature of the Ajax defender. Tottenham are the only team in the entire Premier League not to complete a signing this summer so there will also be a sense of relief amongst the fans and possibly players alike. However, spending £45million on a player would surely indicate that he will walk straight into the starting eleven but Spurs boast a sensational defensive partnership in Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. There could be more to this deal than meets the eye as Alderweireld has yet to sign a new deal at the club so Sanchez could potentially be his long-term replacement.
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