Ajax confirm Sanchez move to Tottenham

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.

As it stands, Tottenham has paid £42 million for a backup but Vertonghen, in particular, has struggled with injuries so Sanchez should get his chance soon enough.

So it looks as if Tottenham have finally come alive in the transfer window, with Ajax's Davinson Sanchez heavily-linked with an imminent move to the white half of North London.

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.

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