Davinson Sánchez has the clubs for the selection

Twenty years is the Colombian defender of Ajax. FC Barcelona and many other clubs follow him on foot.

Davinson Sánchez was voted Player of the Year at Ajax. © belgaimage

At Ajax go Kasper Dolberg and Hakim Ziyech usually with the attention, but the Amsterdam club elected recently still Davinson Sánchez Player of the Year. This is remarkable, because it is only the first season of the Colombian central defender at the club. In the league and in the Europa League, he played almost everything. Sánchez came in the summer of 2016 from Atlético Nacional for around five million euros, after he and his Colombian club to the Copa Libertadores, the South American Champions League, had won.

Also FC Barcelona was already behind him, but fished behind the net. The Catalan club is still frantically looking for a good central defender and insisted earlier this season, again on with Marc Overmars, sporting director at Ajax, to make them aware of any transferverwikkelingen around Sánchez.

Strong, fast and agile

Meanwhile, harvest of the twenty-year-old defender in the Netherlands nothing but praise. The renowned scout Piet de Visser know him longer and said recently against the NOS: ‘I am often in Columbia. Davinson Sánchez comes from a culture where the knife between the teeth is played. I saw him already playing in the final of the Copa Libertadores. In terms of mentality, he seems very much to Alex (Brazilian defender at PSV, Chelsea and PSG played, ed), but Sánchez has the advantage that he is an excellent construction. He does not have such a log body. He is very strong, fast and agile.’

Co Adriaanse was the accolades not in Studio Football: “He is a very complete player. He is strong in the air, anticipates well, and he has technical ability. He is still a little bit wild, of course, that’s probably because of his age and because he is athletic as well. But as he grows, can he go to Real Madrid.’

Sánchez still has a contract until 2021 with Ajax and says about the transfergeruchten in Voetbal International: ‘I want to anyway every week to play. For me that is the most important, and I know what I here at Ajax. That I cherish.’

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