Tottenham are reportedly ready to use a Spanish giant’s interest in Davinson Sanchez to bring in one of Jose Mourinho’s top centre-back target’s this summer.
Sanchez has started Spurs’ last nine Premier League games but had arguably his worst game of the season in the weekend draw at Newcastle. The Colombian played a part in both goals as Steve Bruce’s men snatched a late draw on Tyneside.
His shaky display has once again led to rumours that Tottenham will sell their former record signing this summer.
One of the club’s said to be keen on his signature are LaLiga outfit Sevilla who, by coincidence, have one of Mourinho’s top targets in their ranks.
Brazilian centre-back Diego Carlos moved to Spain from French outfit Nantes in 2019. He was part of Sevilla’s Euopa League winning team in 2019-20.
The 28-year-old has established himself as on the top defenders in Spanish football. That is despite having a tendency for giving away penalties in big games.
While that is a similar trait to Sanchez, Carlos would be considered an upgrade over the current Spurs star.
Tottenham’s defensive frailties this season have led to a number of dropped points from winning positions. To that end, Mourinho has made the addition of a new centre-back his top priority in the off season.
However, Carlos is very much on Mourinho’s radar, according to Spanish newspaper La Razon. The fact that Sevilla reportedly want Sanchez is a huge added bonus.
Carlos release clause a big issue
The main issue for the north London club is the Brazilian’s release clause – which is set at £64million.
However, Spurs may well be able to negotiate that fee down if Sevilla take Sanchez as part of the deal.
The Spanish side also have concerns that Jules Kounde could leave this summer, with Manchester United major suitors.
If Kounde does leave, then Sanchez appears to be Sevilla’s No 1 option to replace him – giving Spurs hope of luring Carlos away.
The centre-back’s performances this season have played a major part in Sevilla climbing into the top four in Spain, where they currently sit eight points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.