Ajax confirm Sanchez move to Tottenham
- Author: Kyle Peterson Aug 19, 2017,
Aug 19, 2017, 6:01
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly nearing completion of their first signing of the summer transfer window, as well as the club's second departure from the first-team this summer.
Things reached boiling point in recent weeks as left-back Danny Rose gave a revealing interview, criticising Spurs' buying policy and suggesting that he understood why fellow full-back Kyle Walker had been keen on a switch to Manchester City earlier this summer.
The Colombia worldwide is the first player Spurs have signed this summer, and legendary Lilywhites figure King believes he will be a "quality addition" to Mauricio Pochettino's side. He is unbelievably quick.
It says much about Sanchez's reputation that he's receiving such praise having only played one full term of European football. I am sad and want to send my best wishes and support to everyone'.
"I think the ideal situation would be to take Sanchez on loan with an option [to buy]".
He played 47 games for Ajax last season, scoring seven times. Sanchez will compete for a place in the starting XI against two former Ajax defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
Eriksen was 21 when he joined Spurs in 2013 but he had been a regular for club and country since Jol gave him a debut aged 17. "He was annoyed with me occasionally because I said: "You're good on the ball, you're an unbelievable passer but you need to be more cynical". The 6-foot-2 center back will likely reprise his role from Ajax as a strong, vertical center half, with pace to keep up with the Romelu Lukakus and Alvaro Moratas of the Premier League. And he learned that. Here's a little more on the 21-year-old.