The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea have been courting him for a while but now the 21-year old looks poised to make the move to North London in a £35 million move.
A deal now appears to be on the verge of completion as the newspaper says the defender has already agreed personal terms so the move should be wrapped-up swiftly as long as there are no late complications. Danny Rose went public this week with his unhappiness at Spurs’ approach to the transfer market and their wage structure, but the left-back would not need to Google his fellow England worldwide.
Spurs are the only side in the top flight that haven’t strengthened their squad this summer as their title rivals continue to splash the cash.
Mauricio Pochettino and his scouting staff have identified 6ft 2ins Sanchez as a prime target as he can fit into their system either operating at centre-back or as a defensive midfielder.
The Dutch club plan to keep him for one more year and expect to receive more than £60m for him next summer, with Barcelona among the clubs lurking.
A new defender is on Pochettino’s agenda and Sanchez emerged as a prime target late last week with widespread reports suggesting Tottenham were in talks for the Colombian worldwide.
He was a member of Nacional’s 2016 Copa Libertadores winning team before Ajax beat Barcelona to his signature last summer, because the Colombian global did not want to spend time in Barca’s B team.