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Sanchez to Tottenham Hotspur complete pending medical

The Ajax center back could be announced by the weekend.

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As reported by numerous football media sources including Dan Kilpatrick of ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur has agreed to make 21-year old Colombian center back Davinson Sanchez their first signing of the summer transfer window, less than two weeks before the window closes.

The number being thrown around in the media is £40m for the defender, but Kilpatrick reports the actual transfer is more nuanced than that. The fee for Sanchez will be £27m up front, with an additional £13m in performance and team-based add-ons and escalators.

£40m would be a club record signing, eclipsing the £30m spent for Moussa Sissoko last summer and Erik Lamela a few years ago, but we may not know if Sanchez’s transfer reaches that level for a while. Knowing Daniel Levy, the only way that Sanchez’s fee will get up that high is if Spurs do something like win the quadruple and Sanchez scores like 20 goals while starting every game, probably.

Either way, there are just two formalities left: the obtaining of a work permit and Sanchez passing a medical. Neither of those are expected to be an issue.

It’s still not okay to move.