Davinson Sanchez’s future at Tottenham looks bleak as reports surface about the Colombian’s probable summer departure.
Sanchez was picked up in 2017 from Ajax for £42 million, a club record transfer fee at the time. Upon his arrival, expectations were as high as partygoers at an Armin van Buuren gig.
While the 24-year-old has shown glimpses of living up to his lofty price tag, Sanchez’s development has stagnated over the last couple of seasons. Along with negligible development, Sanchez’s penchant for committing costly errors will prove his undoing at the club.
Football Insider believes that, regardless of who is appointed manager, Sanchez will leave Tottenham for pastures anew during the summer. If he does leave, Spurs will be forced to take a massive financial loss. At this rate Spurs will be lucky to get £20 million for the haphazard, oft out- of-position centre back.
The 24-year-old is still quite young as centre backs go, and has the raw athletic prowess to turn his career around. I’m just not sure Tottenham can afford to wait any longer for the Colombian to turn the corner and start providing some evidence that he’s worth the fortune Tottenham paid for him.
If Sanchez leaves for a fraction of what Spurs paid for him four years ago, some will turn to Chief Scout Steven Hitchen to lay blame. However, Hitchen, while influential in bringing Sanchez to Spurs, wasn’t the only person involved in the big-money deal.
Mauricio Pochettino was a huge advocate of Davinson’s. The Argentine gaffer thought he found the next Ledley King. And based on Sanchez’s otherworldly speed, agility and athleticism, and the fact he was only 21 years old at the time, nobody can blame Pochettino for pursuing him.
Hopefully it’s not too late for Sanchez to turn his career around and ascend to the lofty heights Pochettino and Hitchen believed he’d reach. Though it looks like he’ll have to redeem himself elsewhere, as time appears to have run out on his ordinary tenure at Tottenham.