After Davinson Sanchez rumours, why didn't Tottenham convince Jairo Riedewald to sign?

Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with an Ajax defender but they should have moved for another prior to his Crystal Palace switch.

According to a report from the Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in £35million-rated Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez, but one wonders why Spurs did not go all out to sign his former teammate Jairo Reidewald for a fraction of that fee.

As reported by the Daily Mail earlier this summer, Riedewald opted to move to the Eagles rather than Tottenham due to a chance of more playing time at Selhurst Park. But when you consider his talent and versatility, Spurs should have given him the reassurances he needed to get a deal over the line.

Ajax Dutch defender Jairo Riedewald (2L) and Manchester United's Ecuadorian midfielder Antonio Valencia vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v...

Sanchez is not going to make a £35million move only to sit on the bench, so the same could have been the case with Riedewald, whose versatility means he could have operated at centre-back, right-back or holding midfield in North London.

With Tottenham in four competitions this season Riedewald would have got plenty of chances, and for a snip at just £7.9million (as reported by the Guardian).

The 20-year-old has quickly settled at Palace, impressing during pre-season and showing a composure on the ball that belies his age yet highlights his schooling at the famous Ajax academy.

Riedewald would have been the ideal Daniel Levy signing - cheap as chips with potential in bucket-loads - and in contrast a £35million move for Sanchez seems nothing short of bizarre.

Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford (R) and Ajax Colombian defender Davinson Sánchez vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v...

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