DAVINSON SANCHEZ

Club: Tot­ten­ham Fee: £42 mil­lion Po­si­tion: De­fender

FourFourTwo - - DAVY KLAASSEN -

Danny Rose may have to fire up his search en­gine of choice to get the low­down on his new team-mate, but he’ll be pretty im­pressed by what he sees. It’s taken Sanchez just one sea­son with Ajax – hav­ing turned down over­tures from Barcelona B last sum­mer – to com­mand a £42m trans­fer fee and be­come the most ex­pen­sive player in Tot­ten­ham his­tory. True, smash­ing in over­head kicks against AZ Alk­maar from 12 yards out will alert Europe’s elite clubs, but the Colom­bian’s game is about more than the raw ath­leti­cism he dis­played against Manch­ester United dur­ing the Europa League fi­nal in May – the 21-year-old can de­fend a bit as well. “He’s a great player,” says for­mer Ajax col­league and fel­low Colom­bian, Ma­teo Cassierra. “He’s a leader on the pitch and off it, with im­por­tant qual­i­ties as he’s a dif­fer­ent type of de­fender.” If he can learn to iron out the odd po­si­tional er­ror – his key flaw – Davinson will slot nicely into an all-ajax back three along­side Jan Ver­tonghen and Toby Alder­weireld.

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