Tottenham “don’t care” what they receive for Davinson Sanchez as they look to get rid of the Colombian defender, it has been claimed.
Sanchez was once Tottenham’s record signing but things haven’t always gone to plan since his move from Ajax. Defence was one of the areas Jose Mourinho was least satisfied with before his departure. As such, Sanchez came under scrutiny and has been linked with an exit.
It recently emerged that a return to Ajax could be a possibility for the 24-year-old. The Eredivisie giants are looking to strengthen defensively and could raid Spurs to do so.
They have also been linked with another of their former players, Toby Alderweireld. It was initially thought the Belgian would be easier to acquire but the rumours surrounding Sanchez have not faded away.
According to De Telegraaf, Ajax want to take the South American on loan. It would be tricky for them to negotiate a permanent transfer.
Those claims have now been backed up by ex-Ajax coach Gerard van der Lem, who claims that Tottenham could take a loss on the player.
“I have heard in the corridors that they want to bring him back. The question is on what basis,” he told NH Sportcafé of Ajax’s interest (via Sport Witness).
“In England, it is a purchase that does not work. Then they sell him for thirty per cent less; they don’t care.
“The best is if you can buy him, but if you can rent him, that’s of course great.”
Spurs originally spent around £42m on Sanchez, so are unlikely to recoup that fee. He is under contract for another three years, but it seems he could be shown the door this summer.
Tottenham backline under scrutiny
Sanchez is not the only Spurs defender facing an uncertain future. As stated, Alderweireld has been linked with an exit and Eric Dier has also come under criticism.
One pundit recently claimed Dier was too weak to play at centre-back and therefore has no future at Tottenham.
“Dier’s back getting a game for them but he’s not a centre half,” Frank McAvennie told Football Insider.
“He’ll not get a game in the midfield because of the dynamics now. You’ve got to be busy and active and that’s not his game. There’s no place for him.
“He’s certainly not a centre half either, he’s too weak. Tottenham need an overhaul and they’re short of defenders, that’s why he gets a game.
“He could go this summer, it would not surprise me if he went.”