Tottenham are known to be a club that does not spend much on transfers, all thanks to Daniel Levy. But in the case of Davinson Sanchez’s transfer last summer, our owner decided to go the extra mile and splurge £42m which is now our club-record, according to the Guardian.
Since then, Sanchez gritted his teeth and fought through whatever adversities came his way. In the initial stages of the season, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen’s partnership defined Tottenham’s success but as Alderweireld’s influence started to fade, Sanchez started receiving opportunities.
Davinson Sanchez grabbed the chances that came his way and he excelled alongside Vertonghen whenever necessary.
Eventually, as Mauricio Pochettino switched to using a 4-2-3-1 formation instead of a 3-4-3, Sanchez found himself in the starting XI more often. His solid and consistent displays earned him quite a few admirers and now, it can be deduced that he is the most natural partner to suit Vertonghen’s style of play.
Whenever Sanchez has played with Vertonghen, Tottenham have put up convincing defensive performances and going into this next season, this centre-back duo will undoubtedly be key to our success.
At times when most foreign players struggle to adapt to the rigours and demands of the Premier League, Sanchez settled in quickly and made it look effortless. Hence, it comes as no surprise that Tottenham recently rewarded his efforts with a new contract which runs until 2024.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Sanchez expressed his joy at the new deal and also credited his teammates for helping him along the way.
“I’ve enjoyed it so much this season because I have quality team-mates, I have quality staff guiding me and I have a quality training ground to work at.
“I’ve learned so much from everyone, not just from the other centre-backs like Jan (Vertonghen), like Toby (Alderweireld), Juan (Foyth), and also Victor (Wanyama) and Eric Dier when they play in this position but I pick up things from every player and of course from the gaffer,” said Sanchez.
Well, I’m certainly happy to see him ink a long-term deal and let’s hope the 21-year-old continues to go from strength to strength.