30 year old defender Jan Vertonghen has claimed that Tottenham’s record new signing Davinson Sanchez fits in well with the physicality of the English Premier League.
Late in the Summer transfer window, Colombian international Davinson Sanchez become the first of 5 Spurs signings for a record transfer fee for the North-London outfit.
The £38 million centre-back is currently on international duty with Colombia, who sit in second place in the South American World Cup qualifying group, and may feature against tomorrow’s opponents Brazil, who top the table by a clear 11 points.
The youngster is, at the moment, one of the most exciting defensive prospects in European football, having enjoyed an extraordinary breakthrough season in the Eredivisie with Dutch giants Ajax, scoring 6 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions.
Experienced defender Jan Vertonghen, who also made the move from Ajax to Spurs five years ago in 2012, has enthusiastically tipped the 21 year old to succeed in England upon his return from international duty.
Speaking to the official match-day programme in an interview uploaded to the Tottenham Hotspur’s club website, the 30 year old revealed his excitement at working with the up and coming defender. He said:
“I know people who know him and they are all very positive, they rate him very highly.”
“It’s always nice to have new players in the squad and we’re looking forward to seeing him training. It will mean more competition for places but that’s what football is all about.”
“Obviously he’s coming from Ajax so we have something in common,” He added. “Along with Christian and Toby who also played for them in the past.”
“I’d say that the Premier League is more physical than the Dutch league, but Sanchez looks like he has that physicality so I’m sure he’ll do well here.”
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