Barcelona want him, but he wants Spurs: Davinson Sanchez's stance shows Pochettino's pulling power

Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United and Davinson Sanchez of Ajax compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24,...

Tottenham are pushing to complete a move for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez.

Tottenham Hotspur haven't made a new signing yet this summer, but they could finally be closing in on their first addition of the transfer window in Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez.

The Mirror report that a deal for the Colombian centre back could be tied up by Tuesday, with a fee of around £30million believed to be involved in signing the 21-year-old.

Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United and Davinson Sanchez of Ajax compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24,...

Sanchez only joined Ajax from Atletico Nacional last summer, but he quickly become a sensation in the Netherlands, cementing himself as a regular in the heart of the Ajax defence having impressed with his pace and power alongside Matthijs de Ligt.

Sanchez appears to be destined for stardom, as seen in an impressive Europa League campaign last season, and Tottenham will now be hoping to land him in a move that should be considered as something of a coup for Spurs given the competition for his signature.

 

The Daily Mail report that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan all want to sign Sanchez, but he has decided that he wants to join Tottenham instead, with the report citing that Spurs' ambition and the prospect of playing under Mauricio Pochettino has swayed him towards the North London club.

Sanchez may not be a household name just yet, but that alleged stance shows that Tottenham - and more importantly manager Pochettino - can be major players in the transfer market, despite suggestions that Spurs could struggle to attract players like Chelsea or Manchester City do.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino gestures during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Totenham Hotspur at St James' Park in...Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino

Pochettino has crafted an image and an ethos at Tottenham that speaks to young players like Sanchez, who are weighing up their next career move at the age of 21. At a club like Barcelona or Real Madrid, or even Chelsea or City, first-team football could be limited, or they could spend years out on loan without finding a true home, whereas Pochettino consistently gives playing time to young players, with Sanchez poised to be given a chance to stake his claim for a key role should be join this month.

Pochettino has become a draw for young talents around Europe, given Tottenham a chance to compete with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, and whilst fans may have wanted a big-money move for Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, Spurs can still feel that Sanchez would represent a major addition, and a real victory over some of Europe's top clubs - mostly thanks to Pochettino's reputation, which is something that can continue to help Spurs in an exorbitant transfer market.

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