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Davinson Sanchez, Tottenham Agree on New Contract Through 2024

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IMay 15, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspur in action during The Emirates FA Cup Semi Final match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on April 21, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)
Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed on Tuesday that defender Davinson Sanchez has agreed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2024.

Tottenham Hotspur @SpursOfficial

✍️ We are delighted to announce that @daosanchez26 has signed a new contract with the Club, which will run until 2024. 🙌 #COYS https://t.co/LeEhM9B9S1

The Colombian, who turns 22 on June 12, only moved to manager Mauricio Pochettino's side from Ajax last summer but has quickly made himself a regular. He made 41 appearances in all competitions for Spurs last season as Pochettino's side finished third in the Premier League.

Sanchez has featured in a back three and a back four and was part of a defence that conceded just 36 goals in 38 league games, a record bettered only by champions Manchester City and runners-up Manchester United.

Sports journalist Ben Pearce said Sanchez will become a key player for Spurs:

Ben Pearce @BenPearceSpurs

#thfc Davinson Sanchez signs a new 6-year contract with Spurs, taking him to 2024. His initial deal was also 6 years, expiring in 2023. He has lessons to learn but has adapted to the PL quickly and has all the attributes to be a key man for years to come.

Sanchez became the club's record signing when he joined for £42 million, and Tottenham appear to have rewarded him for a strong first season in English football.

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WhoScored.com showed just how impressive the youngster has been:

WhoScored.com @WhoScored

Davinson Sanchez: Had a better pass success rate (89.4%) than any other player aged 21 and under in the Premier League this season For more player stats -- https://t.co/Kusr3UQzS5 https://t.co/1zbjieS8qW

His new contract is likely to fuel speculation over team-mate Toby Alderweireld's future. The defender made just 13 Premier League starts in 2017-18 and has yet to agree a new deal with the club.

United are optimistic they can land the Belgian this summer, according to Simon Johnson at the Evening Standard.

Tottenham look set for a busy summer, as Pochettino said the club must get stronger in the summer transfer window, which opens Thursday, per Sam Wallace at the Telegraph:

Sam Wallace @SamWallaceTel

Pochettino clear challenge to Levy/Spurs that they must strengthen this summer: 'this is the type of situation to be brave & the most important time to take risks'

The Argentinian wants the club to sanction a £150 million overhaul. Tottenham will also offer new deals to key players Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen, per Matt Law at the Telegraph.

Spurs appear to have started their transfer plans by tying down Sanchez until 2024, and he looks set to become a mainstay in their defence for years to come.

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