Sanchez ‘turned down’ Barca

Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez has revealed he rejected the chance to join Barcelona before moving to Ajax.

The Colombian central defender moved to Spurs last summer after spending a year in Amsterdam, but he has stated he joined the Eredivisie side in favour of a move to Barcelona B.

“There was an offer on the table (before Ajax) to join Barcelona, to whom I have been linked for a while,” the 21-year-old told Marca Colombia.

“I had won the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Nacional but I did not want to join a club if I would not be playing in their senior team at that point, it would not have felt right.

“I am convinced I would have ended up in Barca’s first team because I am confident in my own abilities, but the 50 games I played for Ajax was exactly what I needed at that stage in my career.”

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