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Davinson Sanchez to end Tottenham nightmare as crack LaLiga club targets surprise summer swoop

Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham

A Tottenham defensive misfit could be on his way to Spain this summer following reports that have emerged out of Colombia.

Davinson Sanchez cost Spurs £42million when he arrived with a big reputation from Ajax in the summer of 2017, but after a bright start to life in north London things have turned sour for the Colombia international.

Sanchez initially impressed playing in the middle of a back three with Jan Vertonghen one side of him and Toby Alderweireld the other, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men regularly finished in the top four and also reached their first-ever Champions League final.

However, in recent seasons he has struggled to convince successive Tottenham managers that he was worthy of a regular starting spot.

And now, according to Antena 2 in Colombia, he could well be on his way to Spain come the end of the season.

The 26-year-old has made over 200 appearances for the club in total, but has been sparingly used this season under first Antonio Conte and then interim boss Cristian Stellini.

He had the embarrassment of being brought on in the loss against Bournemouth and then subbed off and was also the man Stellini turned to off the bench after Spurs conceded five in the opening 21 minutes against Newcastle on Sunday.

That result has now cost Stellini his job, although in fairness to Sanchez he actually played fairly well for the remainder of a game Tottenham eventually lost 6-1.

But with the player desperate to be playing more regularly, it looks like a move to Spain is on the cards.

Sevilla keen on Sanchez swoop

Antena 2 reports that Sevilla are considering swooping for the centre-back to end his Spurs nightmare.

The Europa League semi-finalists, who knocked Manchester United out in the last eight, have had success taking players from the Premier League and are said to be willing to take that route again with Sanchez.

The report mentions a fee in the region of €20million (£17.7m), although that figure appears quite steep for a player who has essentially been a flop in the English top flight.

But if that figure is correct, Daniel Levy is sure to greenlight an exit as Tottenham prepare for a big revamp of their first-team squad once a new permanent manager is appointed.

Spurs, with Ryan Mason in charge, are back in action on Thursday night when they host Manchester United in the Premier League.

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