On Tuesday, Tottenham Hotspur’s record signing Davinson Sanchez extended his contract with the club until 2024.
The improved deal represents a statement of intent from Spurs, as they have secured the future of one of the most promising young defenders in the world.
The 21-year-old only joined White Hart Lane this past summer, but has hit the ground running in his debut season in England. Signed from Ajax for a club record £42 million, Sanchez has been an ever-present in the Spurs defence in his first year.
The Colombian international featured 41 times for the north London club this season, starting 29 of Tottenham’s 38 Premier League fixtures.
The centre-half also played every single minute of Spurs’ eight Champions League matches, an impressive feat for a player of his age.
Although Sanchez has at times shown his inexperience at the back, he has largely been impressive and assured in the heart of the Tottenham backline.
His passing abilities are simply unparalleled for such a young talent; according to WhoScored, Sanchez’s passing accuracy of 89.4% was the best out of any Premier League player 21 or under.
In addition, he was part of a resolute Spurs defence that only conceded 36 goals all season- the division’s third-best tally behind only both Manchester clubs.
Now that Sanchez is under contract until 2024, Tottenham supporters will have the luxury of knowing one of the world’s brightest defensive talents will be at the club for many seasons to come.
The contract extension reveals Spurs have no plans to sell the highly-rated Colombian, a strong statement of intent from a club that has its sights firmly set on the Premier League title next season.
No longer content to allow its best players to leave for big-money moves to European super-clubs, Davinson Sanchez’s long-term contract is a positive step in the right direction for Tottenham Hotspur.