Breaking news from north London! Tottenham Hotspur just announced via social media and their website that Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez has signed a new six-year contract with the club ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
Sanchez has only been with the club a year and was Spurs’ record signing at £36m. He slotted into Spurs’ back line as part of a back three that included Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, and after Toby went down with a hamstring injury in the Champions League immediately transitioned to a solid partnership with Vertonghen in a back four.
He’s had a couple of rough matches -- he’s only 21 after all -- but being able to establish yourself on a Champions League caliber football squad and in the Premier League as a 21 year old central defender is pretty amazing. A six year deal means that Spurs will be able to keep Sanchez as Spurs’ future defensive anchor as he hopefully continues to improve.
Sanchez was originally signed on a five year deal, so this new contract is almost certainly rewarding him with a nice wage bump for a solid season. The reports did not indicate what his new wages would be. This is pretty great news for the club, and Sanchez has certainly earned it.