‘Ajax and Spurs agreed on record of 45 million euros for Sanchez’
Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed on a transfer of Davinson Sanchez to London. The Locals collect a record amount of 45 million euros for the defender.
Both clubs would be Thursday night after the painful defeat of Ajax against Rosenborg (0-1) in the play-offs for the Europa League have reached an agreement, reports The Telegraph.
The amount of 45 million euros, of which 35 million euros, directly transferred, means a record for both Ajax as Spurs. The English club explained have never so much money down for a player.
At Ajax applies Arek Owned officially as the most expensive sale ever. The Polish striker left the 33-times national champions last summer for 32 million euros for Napoli.
Marc Overmars, director of football cases for Ajax, denied Thursday for the start of the thuisduel with Rosenborg an agreement between Ajax and Spurs on Sanchez. “We are still in conversation. There is still no definitive yes or no,” he said against Ziggo Sport. “It depends on the price.”
Ajax wants Sanchez only let go for at least 40 million euro
The 21-year-old Sanchez was missing in the clash against Rosenborg. Just like last weekend against Heracles Almelo (2-1 defeat) he could not charge it sufficiently to play.
An agreement with Tottenham closed Overmars. “There can be a lot of change, it is difficult to predict. For Dutch clubs it is not easy to get players on-board to keep the transfergeweld from England.”
British media reported before the start of Ajax-Rosenborg all of a sale of Sanchez to Tottenham Hotspur, with an amount of 46 million euros was mentioned for the Colombian, who is still up to 2021 is fixed in the Arena.
Ajax with Neres against Rosenborg, Sanchez is out of selection
Overmars had also know behind the scenes already working on a replacement for Sanchez. “We have the players spoken to, but you’ve also got a fair view.”
“If a player is thought to be behind Sánchez in the second plan to play, it is sometimes difficult to switch,” he explained. “But we certainly do a back-up ready.”
Overmars acknowledged that there are after the Colombian Luis Manuel Orejuela is still a defender in and maybe even two. “But I don’t want on the numbers of the pin”, said the former winger, who also strengthening in other lines is not excluded. “Maybe there will still be a surprise.”