Tottenham’s club-record signing Davinson Sanchez has penned a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least 2024.
The 22-year-old moved from Ajax last August for a fee reported to be £42million and went on to become a mainstay at the heart of Spurs’ defence.
Sanchez, named in Colombia’s World Cup squad, made 41 appearances in all competitions this season as Tottenham bagged a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Davinson Sanchez signs a new six-year deal with Tottenham after impressive debut season
A statement on Spurs’ official website read: ‘We are delighted to announce that Davinson Sanchez has signed a new contract with the club, which will run until 2024.’
Mauricio Pochettino issued a statement of intent following their dramatic 5-4 win over Leicester at Wembley, claiming the club knew what he wanted going forward.
With Moussa Dembele, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose all reportedly heading for the exit at White Hart Lane, Pochettino will be keen to tie down his younger stars to new and improved contracts.
The Colombian defender helped Spurs to a top-three finish after making 41 appearances
Sanchez’s contract renewal comes less than 24 hours after Spurs announced that they had tied Kyle Walker-Peters down to a new deal at the club, as chairman Daniel Levy looks to keep his best assets in what could be a tricky transfer window.
The Argentine also wants at least £100m to reinvigorate Tottenham’s squad. Spurs have a reputation for being creative in the market and have enjoyed success with that model — Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Alderweireld and Son Heung-min having been signed for relatively modest fees.
However, there have also been costly failures: Vincent Janssen, Fernando Llorente, Georges N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko. And Pochettino will target proven stars capable of going straight into his starting XI.
Mauricio Pochettino (left) will hold crunch talks with chairman Daniel Levy (right) this week
United striker Anthony Martial, Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon are among the players he has identified. Signing Martial or Zaha would almost certainly break the club’s transfer record and smash their wage ceiling — which Pochettino wants raised as he seeks to keep Harry Kane and Alli.
Tottenham hope to bring in funds by off-loading Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Mousa Dembele, Llorente and Sissoko.