Club: Tottenham Fee: £42 million Position: Defender
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.