Defender explains why he has extended Tottenham contract

Tottenham’s club-record signing Davinson Sanchez has penned a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least 2024.

The 22-year-old moved from Ajax last August for a fee reported to be £42million and went on to become a mainstay at the heart of Spurs’ defence.

Sanchez, named in Colombia’s World Cup squad, made 41 appearances in all competitions this season as Tottenham bagged a top-four finish in the Premier League.

A statement on Spurs’ official website read: “We are delighted to announce that Davinson Sanchez has signed a new contract with the club, which will run until 2024.”

The centre-half added: “I’ve enjoyed it so much this season because I have quality team-mates, I have quality staff guiding me and I have a quality training ground to work at.

“I’ve learned so much from everyone, not just from the other centre-backs like Jan, like Toby, Juan, and also Victor and Eric Dier when they play in this position but I pick up things from every player and of course from the gaffer.

“He was a defender, he’s shown me a lot of videos on how to improve and I can say okay, the gaffer is close to me because every time he tries to show me the best way to play, I try to do what he is thinking. For me, Tottenham was a big step but now I enjoy everything.”