Gabriel Agbonlahor believes that Tottenham will make a big loss on Davinson Sanchez if they move the centre-back on this summer.
Tottenham signed Sanchez for a then club-record fee of £42m in the summer of 2017 and, while the Colombian showed promising signs in his first couple of seasons at the club, he has failed to kick on and develop as expected.
The central defender has had his most challenging season in a Spurs shirt this year and has struggled to get regular minutes under his belt for large parts of the campaign.
Reports indicate that the North Londoners wish to cash in on Sanchez when the transfer window opens and will listen to offers.
Strengthening at centre-back is said to be a priority for Spurs this summer, with Football.London’s Alasdair Gold revealing that the club would ideally like two sign two central defenders.
Agbonlahor believes that Sanchez’s time at Tottenham is now up and claimed that the Lilywhites will only receive a fraction of the fee they paid for the former Ajax man.
The former Aston Villa striker told Football Insider: “It’s going to be a massive loss financially.
“It’s a shame, they paid so much money for him.
“I remember when he played for Ajax and he played against Manchester United in the Europa League final and he was outstanding. Nothing got past him, he was quick.
“I still rate him as a defender, he’s got the pace. He’s not very good on the ball though, that’s what’s going to let him down.
“He’s got the physical presence and the pace but sometimes his decision making is quite clumsy with his defending.
“Maybe he’s one they’ll try and get rid of and create funds for another centre-back.”
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One can certainly understand why Spurs took a punt on Sanchez as he seemed to have all the attributes to develop into a commanding centre-half.
However, the 24-year-old has not managed to iron out the rough edges in his game and still suffers from the same lapses in concentration as he did when he arrived.
In addition, Sanchez is never going to be good enough on the ball to play for a team that looks to play out from the back. So, if it is true that the Spurs are after a manager with a progressive and attacking philosophy, it makes sense to cash in on the Colombian.
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