Tottenham Hotspur complete the signing of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard goes through on goal but is tackled before Ajax's Davinson Sanchez

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard goes through on goal but is tackled before Ajax's Davinson Sanchez during the UEFA Europa League Final (pic: Nick Potts/PA Images). - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Former Atletico Nacional defender agrees deal with Premier League club until summer of 2023

Tottenham Hotspur have made their first signing of the summer after reaching an agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Davinson Sanchez subject to a medical and work permit.

The Colombian international has put pen to paper on a deal until 2023 with Spurs paying a reported club record fee of £42 million for the centre back.

Davinson spoke to the official club website and said: “I would like to thank the coach, management, players and fans of Ajax. It is a great move for me to come here to develop my career.

“I am very excited to be signing for such a famous club as Tottenham Hotspur. I am looking forward to working with Mauricio Pochettino and the players and meeting everyone there.”

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The defender moved to Ajax from Colombian club Atletico Nacional in June 2016 and made 47 appearances for the Dutch side, scoring seven goals.

Sanchez won Ajax’s ‘Rinus Michels’ Player of the Year Award in his only season at the Club, which was previously won by Jan Vertonghen in 2012 and Rafael van der Vaart in 2002.

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He made his professional debut for Atletico Nacional aged 17 and was part of their Copa Libertadores winning side in 2016.

Having represented his country at Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels, Sanchez made his senior Colombia debut in November, 2016 and has made two appearances for the national side.

Now he is a Tottenham player and could be involved in some capacity on Sunday, as Spurs take on Chelsea at Wembley.

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