Davinson Sanchez could be on his way out of Tottenham Hotspur this summer after falling down the pecking order under Antonio Conte. The 25-year-old has spent the second half of the season on the periphery and Dan Kilpatrick of the London Evening Standard says Spurs are expected to ‘listen to offers’ for Sanchez when the transfer window opens.
The Colombian international joined Tottenham from Ajax in 2017 and has gone on to make 177 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals with one assist. Sanchez’s time in North London has been hampered by injuries and inconsistency, often resulting in him being dropped from the starting eleven.
He ended the 2020/21 season as an unused substitute and is ending this current campaign in the same fashion (two league appearances since February), so a move away would suit all parties.
Cristian Romero and Eric Dier have been preferred at centre-back to the 25-year-old while Joe Rodon provides cover. Japhet Tanganga is currently injured but should be available next season, so Conte won’t be short of defenders without Sanchez.
Kilpatrick doesn’t believe the Colombian will join another Premier League club, so it remains to be seen where he could end up next season. The biggest problem Tottenham will have is recouping the money spent. Sanchez set them back around £42m and took home £3.4m-a-year/£65k-per-week, so he’s cost a total of £59.5m.
CIES Football Observatory value the centre-back at €22.4m (£19.1m) while Transfermarkt say his market value is £27m, so Tottenham could be making a loss regardless – clubs aren’t going to pay a premium for an out-of-favour defender.
Kilpatrick added that if Sanchez returns to the continent as expected, Spurs will struggle even more to get value from his sale. He has two years remaining on his deal, so Tottenham have three transfer windows to find a willing suitor.