Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham were willing to cash in on Davinson Sanchez towards the end of the January transfer window if a decent offer had come in for the Columbian.

Sanchez has served as Cristian Romero’s primary backup at the right centre-back role since Antonio Conte arrived at the club, with the 26-year-old coming on as a substitute for the majority of his 15 appearances so far in 2022-23 (Transfermarkt).

Davinson Sanchez

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Some reports had indicated leading up to the final two days of the transfer window that Spurs were exploring the possibility of signing another central defender (The Times).

However, that did not materialise, with Arnaut Danjuma and Pedro Porro being the only two new faces who arrived through the door.

Gold has now suggested that Sanchez might have been the one to make way last month if Tottenham had signed a central defender, with the journalist explaining that the Lilywhites were willing to sell the former Ajax man since he is down to the final 18 months of his contract.

Gold said on his YouTube channel: “In terms of potential deals that didn’t go through. I know that towards the end Spurs were willing to let Lucas Moura and Davinson Sanchez go.

“That was more contract related. With Davinson Sanchez, he only has 18 months left on his contract.

“Sanchez just captained the side in the FA Cup and played quite well and if either of them were to go they’d have to be replaced.

“It would be difficult to find a guaranteed Premier League player to replace Sanchez. He makes mistakes, sometimes silly ones, but I also think he’s far better than people give him credit for.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Just like there were wholesale changes at right wing-back in January, there will likely be a complete overhaul in central defence in the summer. 

I expect Sanchez and one of Ben Davies or Clement Lenglet to be moved on, and two centre-backs to arrive through the door.

While some Spurs fans might want Dier to be sold, I do not see him heading anywhere if Conte is still at the club as the Italian clearly values the 29-year-old.

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