Tottenham sign Davinson Sanchez from Ajax

Manchester United's Ecuadorian midfielder Antonio Valencia (L) and Ajax Colombian defender Davinson Sánchez vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League
Image: Davinson Sanchez becomes manager Mauricio Pochettino's first signing of the summer transfer window

Tottenham have signed defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax.

Sky Sports News understands the Colombia international arrives at Tottenham for a fee that could be worth up to a club-record £40m.

Sanchez has signed a six-year contract with Spurs, although the move remains subject to a medical being passed and a work permit being granted.

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Take a look at Davinson Sanchez's best Eredivisie moments

"I would like to thank the coach, management, players and fans of Ajax. It is a great move for me to come here to develop my career," Davinson told the club's website.

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 02:  Davinson Sanchez and Joel Veltman of Ajax battles for the ball with Dirk Kuyt of Feyenoord Rotterdam during the Dutch E
Image: Sanchez joins Tottenham for a fee that could be worth up to a club-record £40m

"I am very excited to be signing for such a famous club as Tottenham Hotspur. I am looking forward to working with Mauricio Pochettino and the players and meeting everyone there."

Sanchez was Ajax's player of the year last season and was also a target for Barcelona and Inter Milan.

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Davinson Sanchez scored a superb bicycle kick during an Ajax victory over AZ

He has won two caps for Colombia and scored six goals in his first season in Holland's Eredivisie, making a total of 43 appearances after signing last summer from Atletico Nacional.

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