Tottenham Hotspur keeping close tabs on Ajax youngster
Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have been closely monitoring Ajax youngster Davinson Sanchez and are interested in bringing the player to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham remain hopeful of signing the player despite the defender being named in the Ajax squad for Thursday’s Europa league playoff match against Rosenborg.
Davinson Sánchez has informed Ajax he wants to join Tottenham. (Source: Independent) pic.twitter.com/vdcs21w5Tp
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It is also being reported that Spurs’ close rivals, Chelsea FC are also keen on signing the player.
However, reports in Netherlands have suggested that Spurs have come to personal terms with the Colombian player who has agreed to join Pochettino’s side on a five year deal.
Spurs are yet to offer a fee for the player, but reports have also suggested that the Dutch club are willing to ask for a total of 50 million for their last season’s Player of the Year, after rejecting a fee of 40 million bid from the North London club.
— AjaxDaily (@ajaxdailydotcom) August 16, 2017
There have been rumors suggesting that Sanchez has refused to play for Ajax, despite training with them as usual this past Wednesday and has been selected in Ajax’s 19 man squad for their Europa League first leg draw at Amsterdam Arena.
Ajax boss Marcel Keizar has also given a public statement regarding the issue, where he somewhat claimed that Sanchez might not feature in the Ajax starting line up for their clash against Rosenborg. Keizar also stated that, Sanchez is fit and has trained with the team.
“Davinson has trained, he’s fit and so he can play. Whether he does that or not, I’m not going to say. He missed the last few days and was obviously not involved against Heracles. I do what’s best for Ajax and for the team.”
The Ajax boss also added that, he does not blames Sanchez for anything because at the end of the day it is the player’s decision whether he wants to stay or not, but he admitted that he does not wants the 21 year old to leave.
Davison could possibly become Spurs’ first signing of this year’s summer transfer window.