In a recent report, Foot Mercato offered an update on the future of Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez. It has been claimed that the Colombian defensive ace is close to leaving Spurs to join Galatasaray this month.
Sanchez’s Decent Campaign In North London
Sanchez played an important role in Tottenham’s squad in the previous campaign when he put in a handful of solid displays for them on the defensive third of the pitch. The Colombian centre-back made 24 appearances for Spurs last season in all competitions.
The 27-year-old was a decent performer when defending inside his half as he averaged 1.3 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and 2.3 clearances per game in the Premier League. He was even accurate when distributing the ball from the back after completing 86.9% of his attempted passes in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the North London club will run out at the end of this season. Hence, it is only logical for Spurs to cash in on him soon or else risk losing him on a free transfer in 2024.
Sanchez Close To Leaving Tottenham Hotspur: Good Move For Both Parties?
Sanchez can get stuck in with a few solid tackles to make life difficult for the opposition attackers. He can sense the danger well and can make a few timely interceptions for his team inside his half.
The Colombian talent usually puts his foot through the ball when in danger of being caught out at the back. He is an accurate passer of the ball as well.
Standing at 1.87m, Sanchez can be a dominant presence in the air. At 27, he is about to enter his prime over the next couple of seasons.
However, Sanchez is on an expiring contract at Tottenham Hotspur. Plus, he is not a regular starter in Angelos Postecoglu’s first XI. Thus, it makes sense for Spurs to cut him loose this month as they can use the money generated from his potential sale to strengthen other areas of their squad during the winter transfer window.
All in all, Sanchez’s exit will be a good move for both the player and the North London club as they look to move on in search of success in the coming years.