On this day in 2017, Tottenham Hotspur made their first signing of that summer when they signed Davinson Sanchez from Ajax and the rest is history. The Colombian defender has been immense for club and country since that move and the fans will be hoping for many more good years from him.
17 clean sheets
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 23 August 2018
Sanchez has been an absolute dream for Tottenham fans. The Colombian has shown competence to slot into both a back four and a back three under Mauricio Pochettino and he’s down extremely well to fill the shoes of Toby Alderweireld who missed most of last season with a hamstring injury and a breakdown in contract talks. A lot of Tottenham fans wouldn’t have been fussed to lose the Belgian this summer, which says a lot about Sanchez’s form.
However, Alderweireld has stayed and now it looks like Sanchez, Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will be the club’s central defence and there aren’t many Tottenham fans who can argue with that. Obviously, the two Belgian’s are older and more streetwise but the 22-year-old stopper has the raw pace and strength to make even the sharpest forwards look blunt and ineffective.
You can read the opinions of the Tottenham fans on Davinson Sanchez here:
Better than Van dijk.
— Séan (@seanryanthfc) August 23, 2018
Best young cb itw
— Doni (@TheClassyKorean) August 23, 2018
Very good start. Sure he will continue to improve and become one of the best CBs in #PremierLeague and European football.
— Chepstow Spurs (@GwentSpurs) 23 August 2018
Absolutely brilliant and is only 21!!! So grateful to have him here!
— Ricky Hayward (@rickyhayward) August 23, 2018
— Harsh Mishra (@SimplyWink) August 23, 2018
Davinson coming along nicely – we need a settled back four, poor Hugo last season never had a clue from one game to the next who would be in front of him. #THFC
— Jeremy Palmer (@JeremyPalmer7) August 23, 2018
Will be a legend for our clubCOYS
— michael paul walsh (@walshyboy1985) 23 August 2018
A lot of Tottenham fans are buzzing to have Davinson Sanchez at the club and it’s just a matter of time before he really can be named as one of the best in the world in his position.