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).

Davinson Sanchez warms up prior to a match

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspur warms up prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on January 19, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

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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