Tottenham makes 1st summer signings in Sanchez, Gazzaniga


Tottenham makes 1st summer signings in Sanchez, Gazzaniga

Last week, Ajax confirmed that Sanchez would depart for a transfer fee of €40 million (£36.6m) that could rise to €42m with add-ons depending on appearances and success.

The Colombia global has agreed a six-year deal and will wear the number six shirt for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Tottenham Hotspur completed their first major signing of the current transfer window, signing Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez from Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Sanchez has put pen to paper on a deal until 2023 for a reported club-record £42million fee.

Spurs' previous record was the £30m paid to Newcastle for France midfielder Moussa Sissoko in 2016.

Ajax have raked in a huge profit on the 21-year-old - who signed for just £4m from Colombian outfit Atletico Nacional just last summer.

He is the second arrival at Tottenham on Wednesday after Spurs announced the signing of goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga from Southampton - who will become their third-choice stopper.

The 25-year-old, who started his career at Valencia before moving to England with Gillingham in July 2011, said: "This is an wonderful club and the facilities are unbelievable".

Also, Swansea began spending some of the 45 million pounds (then $58 million) the club received from Gylfi Sigurdsson's move to Everton last week by signing midfielder Sam Clucas from Hull, which was relegated from the Premier League in May.