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Van der Sar is that Sanchez is still years at Ajax would have had to continue to

Van der Sar is that Sanchez is still years at Ajax would have had to continue to

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Edwin van der Sar believes that Davinson Sanchez too early, move abroad. The general director of Ajax, thinks the 21-year-old defender, who last summer to Tottenham Hotspur left, was not yet a lot to learn in Amsterdam.

“Davinson was all after a season away. I think that in his case too early. He had still two or three years should remain, but by the financial clout abroad, it is for clubs like Ajax now difficult for players to maintain”, admits Van der Sar in conversation with The Evening Standard.

Sanchez was the end of August for a record price of 40 million euros to Tottenham Hotspur sold. A year earlier Ajax Sanchez still for about five million euro were acquired from the Colombian Atletico Nacional.

In his first and last year in Amsterdam came Sanchez to 46 duels in the main body, in which he six times scored. If basisspeler had Sanchez an important contribution to the achievement of Europa League final, with a 2-0 loss to Manchester United.

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Four years

Sanchez played directly in the viewer and made use of, but Van der Sar would like to see that players for many years at Ajax remain connected before they are on a foreign adventure.

“In the ideal world remains a player three, four or five years and provide Ajax multiple league titles and success in Europe,” said Van der Sar, who also is realistic. “The Premier league is unfortunately not strong enough to be players for a long time to maintain.”

Ajax, that is no replacement more got for Sanchez and in August was turned off in Europe, continues the Eredivisie on Sunday with a home match against PEC Zwolle.

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