Tottenham have been told to seal a ‘big-money’ exit for defender Davinson Sanchez after news on the Colombian’s future.
The Lowdown: Sanchez news emerges…
In recent weeks, there has been some news from the Colombian press involving the centre-back and manager Antonio Conte apparently losing faith in the player.
The update came courtesy of Marca (Colombian edition), who claimed just under ten days ago that Conte has ‘lost all confidence’ in the defender.
Lilywhites chairman Daniel Levy signed him for £42 million in 2017, a then-club record fee, but the 26-year-old’s contract is set to expire in 2024 and it looks like he is failing to make an impression.
The Latest: Spurs told to seal ‘big-money’ Sanchez exit…
After that development on Sanchez’s future under Conte, pundit Noel Whelan has told the club to seal a potential ‘big-money’ exit for the South American.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan now says it is time for Spurs to kickstart a transfer for Sanchez.
“He has never quite hit the same form he showed in the Europa League – the form which made Tottenham go out and get him.
“He’s been inconsistent, there are mistakes in him – very crucial mistakes which dictate the outcome of games.
“Conte isn’t convinced by him, that’s for sure. He should think about letting him go.
“At 26, Spurs would probably get a big-money return for him – because he should have the best years of football still ahead of him.
“I just can’t see that coming at Tottenham.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
If the north Londoners can indeed secure a reasonable fee for Sanchez, it is surely time for the club to cut their losses, especially as Conte allegedly sets his sights on the likes of Alessandro Bastoni from Inter Milan.
Spurs will need funds to make that transfer happen and selling surplus-to-requirements players could be crucial, while it’s likely the defender would be phased out even further if Fabio Paratici does manage to wrap up a new addition at the back.