Davinson Sanchez’s development has stalled
Davinson Sanchez has been with Tottenham Hotspur for four seasons now, having first arrived from Ajax back in August of 2017. Having played 46 matches and over 4,000 minutes in his only season at Ajax, Sanchez was one of the main defensive cogs in a team that reached the Europa League final, only to lose to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Since arriving at N17, Sanchez has featured 149 times for the club, however, his number of appearances and minutes have never been lower than this past season.
Sanchez started as the main option to rotate with Jan Vertoghen and Toby Alderweireld. Now he is a spot starter typically used against teams with athletic strikers, who Sanchez gets the good fortune of chasing.
Whether it is a physical ceiling or a mental hurdle, Sanchez has stopped really growing as a defender. The Columbian is probably Tottenham’s least flexible defender when it comes to positioning, with his work on the left scary at times.
After four years and with a glut of ride-sided center-halves, it might be time for Davinson Sanchez to go. Yes, Toby Alderweireld is getting no younger, and yes Eric Dier needs to move on too, but Sanchez’s career has grown stagnant, which is not good for anyone.
Tottenham ideally will bring in a left-sided center-half or two, to compliment Toby Alderweirled and Joe Rodon and can get a healthy payday for moving the Columbian international.