Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur complete miljoenentransfer Sanchez off

Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur complete miljoenentransfer Sanchez off

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Davinson Sanchez makes final transition from Ajax to Tottenham Hotspur. Both clubs report Friday reached an agreement on a transition of the Colombian.

The transfer is a sum of 40 million euros. That amount can by bonuses of up to 42 million euros. This makes him the most expensive player ever from the Premier league.

Sanchez must be in the English or medical examination. Also, he is still awaiting a work permit. If all is in order, he signs a contract until mid-2023.

The transfer of Sanchez, who has only one season for Ajax, played, hung for some time in the air. The centrumverdediger was missing Thursday in the lost Europa League match with Rosenborg (0-1). The also lost the league game against Heracles Almelo (2-1) from Saturday, he left because of motivational problems shoot.

Ajax took Sanchez last season for 5 million euros from Atletico Nacional. In Amsterdam, he grew rapidly to basisspeler. With Ajax he reached the final of the Europa League, with a 2-0 loss to Manchester United.

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Davinson Sanchez leaves Ajax for Tottenham Hotspur for 40 million euros. This makes him the most expensive player ever from the Premier league leaves.
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Clubs are no longer in Amsterdam to sign, warns director spelersbeleid Marc Overmars of Ajax. “We have jointly decided that for us the transfer, in regards to outgoing transfers, was now closed. We won’t let you go anymore,” he says on the website of Ajax.

According to Overmars, it seemed a long time that both clubs there is not would come. “In the past week have been a lot of discussions with the agents of Davinson and with Spurs. Actually, we wanted him not to let go, that also played.”

Sanchez had a contract until mid-2021 in Amsterdam. He came to 46 duels in the main body, in which the Colombian six times to score.


Overmars left Thursday around the duel with Rosenborg already know behind the scenes they are 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.”

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