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Davinson Sanchez signs new Spurs deal one year after becoming club’s record signing

Davinson Sanchez signs new Spurs deal one year after becoming club’s record signing

Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez has signed a new deal keeping him with the club until 2024.

The Colombian only joined Spurs last summer, for a club-record £42 million, but has formed a good partnership with Jan Vertonghen at the heart of the club’s defence.

Davinson, 21, has ensured Spurs have not missed the injured Toby Alderweireld and his performances during his debut Premier League season have now been rewarded.

Signed from Ajax, Sanchez made his debut as a late substitute in Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Burnley in August before starting 11 of their next 12 Premier League games.

Playing 41 times in total for the club across all competitions, the defender has missed just 12 of Tottenham’s games – with seven of those coming due to squad rotation in the domestic cups.

Despite being just 21, Sanchez has shown ability beyond his years to become an important part of Spurs’ future, especially with some doubts surrounding manager Mauricio Pochettino’s future.

Sanchez made a total of 159 clearances in his debut Premier League campaign, more than any other player under the age of 23.

The news comes just days after Spurs announced a new contract for fellow defender Kyle Walker-Peters.

‘Well deserved’ – Tottenham fans react to Sanchez’s new deal

Following his impressive first season at the club, Tottenham fans were excited to see the defender pledge another six years at White Hart Lane.

While some were hoping another defender would be signing a new contract soon.

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