Vertonghen: This is what my spies have told me about new Tottenham signing
By Harry Sykes
Jan Vertonghen is convinced Davinson Sanchez will thrive in the Premier League after hearing “very positive” things about the new Tottenham signing.
The Colombia international, 21, is one of five new arrivals at White Hart Lane this summer along with striker Fernando Llorente, right-back Serge Aurier, young centre-back Juan Foyth and back-up goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
Sanchez has followed the same path as Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen from Ajax to Spurs, while Toby Alderweireld made a similar journey via Atletico Madrid and Southampton.
Belgium international Vertonghen is looking forward to playing with Sanchez even though they could be competing for the same position if Mauricio Pochettino opts to use a two-man centre-back system.
“I know people who know him and they are all very positive, they rate him very highly,” Vertonghen told the official Tottenham website.
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“It’s always nice to have new players in the squad and we’re looking forward to seeing him training. It will mean more competition for places but that’s what football is all about.
“Obviously he’s coming from Ajax so we have something in common, along with Christian and Toby, who also played for them in the past.
“I’d say that the Premier League is more physical than the Dutch league, but Sanchez looks like he has that physicality so I’m sure he’ll do well here.”
The £42million new signing played the full 90 minutes for his country on Tuesday night as they held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifier clash.
Sanchez is now heading back to Spurs as he aims to make his second appearance for his new club in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Everton.