In a recent article, Alasdair Gold revealed that the Tottenham Hotspur centre-back, Davinson Sanchez, retains the backing of Spurs staff behind the scenes, despite Jose Mourinho’s desire to sell the defender.
According to Gold, writing for football.london, there are ‘some within the club’ who hold the belief that, with the addition of a centre-back partner who would complement Sanchez’s style of play, the 24-year-old could reach new heights for Tottenham.
However, this would appear to be a belief that directly contradicts the view of the Spurs manager, who has been reported to have tasked Jorge Mendes with replacing Sanchez this summer, as the 58-year-old feels that the £65,000-per-week defender “can’t be trusted” in big matches, according to a Football Insider source.
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If these reports are to be believed, the contrasting opinions of the Tottenham hierarchy and Mourinho regarding Sanchez would represent yet another disagreement between the two parties concerning the future of a Spurs player.
In perhaps the most tedious transfer story of the last year, Dele Alli has continuously been linked with a move away from north London, with Mourinho thought to be more than happy to see the back of the midfielder, while Daniel Levy was reluctant to sell the 24-year-old.
So, adding Sanchez to the list of players Mourinho wants rid of but Levy and co would like to keep does not appear to bode well for the future of the Portuguese boss, as the 58-year-old could be losing control of his say in Spurs’ transfer dealings.
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