Tottenham Hotspur confirmed on Tuesday that defender Davinson Sanchez has agreed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2024.
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:
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.
WhoScored.com showed just how impressive the youngster has been:
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:
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.