What about Sanchez? Exclusive: Pundit reacts to update on Tottenham bid to sign Kim Min-Jae
Tottenham are reportedly looking at centre-back options in the transfer market but Davinson Sanchez has earned the right to prove his worth.
That is according to ex-Spurs midfielder Michael Brown, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge with Tottenham readying a bid for South Korean centre-back Kim Min-Jae, as per The Mirror.
Sanchez was criticised after an error which led to Ivan Cavaleiro’s goal against Fulham on Wednesday, with the story linking Spurs with Min-Jae materialising the following day.
It’s easy to see why Spurs are seeking defensive reinforcements: only eight teams have kept fewer clean sheets in the Premier League and they have dropped 10 points from winning positions, the third-worst record in the division.
But Brown believes Spurs should be given credit for their defensive improvement under Jose Mourinh.
The £42million 2017 signing Sanchez has been a leading light, playing 55 times over the past two seasons.
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Asked for his verdict on the reported pursuit of Kim Min-Jae, Brown told Football Insider:
“It was some header from Cavaleiro to direct it like that from a deep cross. It was only one chance that he gave away.
“I just think they are an improving Spurs side, they are tighter at the back. So it’s a work in progress.
“I think Sanchez deserves time to show he can do. Do they need a new centre-back this month? Only if one goes.”
The 24-year-old Colombian centre-back has been a Spurs player for four seasons after joining from Dutch giants Ajax.
He has gone on to make 133 Spurs appearances, scoring just one goal, against Leicester City in February 2019.