Takvim have suggested that the salary Davinson Sanchez has been handed at Galatasaray could cause some disharmony in the Turkish club’s dressing room.
Sanchez was linked with a whole host of clubs over the course of the summer but Colombian remained in N17 beyond last Friday’s European deadline.
However, Spurs have subsequently managed to offload both the centre-back and Tanguy Ndombele to Galatasaray, with the former moving in a deal worth €9.5m (£8.1m) while the latter has joined on loan with the option to make it permanent for €15m (£12.8m).
Sanchez’s arrival poses a problem at Galatasaray
Takvim have now reported that Sanchez will earn €3.2m (£2.7m) per year, which is considerably more than the other defenders at the club.
While some of Galatasaray’s other summer signings, including Ndombele, Wilfried Zaha and Hakim Ziyech are also on a high salary, it is explained that Sanchez’s wages pose a unique issue.
This is because last season’s star defenders, Victor Nelsson and Abdülkerim Bardakci, earn €1.3m (£1.1m) per year and €800k (£686k) per year respectively, while right-back Sacha Boey earns just €400k (£343k) per year.
The publication states that Sanchez’s arrival has thus created ‘significant deviations’ in the ‘salary balance within the team’, which is why it is feared that the 27-year-old’s signing ‘will cause trouble’ at the club.
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Sanchez was not going to accept a substantial wage cut to join Galatasaray, even though they are in the Champions League. So, the Turkish side were always going to have to pay him something close to the £3.3m per year he was earning at Tottenham.
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