​Tottenham have announced the long-anticipated signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez, subject to the confirmation of his work permit later this week. The Colombian centre back has put pen to paper on a deal believed to be in the region of £40m, a record signing for the club.

Announced via the official ​Twitter account, Spurs have revealed he will wear the number 6 shirt and will provide competition for places alongside Belgian duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.

The 21-year-old defender coupled with the capture on the same day of Paulo Gazzaniga from manager Mauricio Pochettino's former club Southampton marks the start of any transfer activity for Spurs this summer, two weeks before the deadline.

In an official club release, Sanchez spoke of a 'great career move' that will see the defender sign a six-year deal with last season's Premier League runners-up.


"This is a massive opportunity for me because of what Tottenham represent, not just here in England but around the world," said the latest Spurs signing. 

"It's a huge step forward in my career and will allow me to continue developing and achieving great things. This is a great chance."

The defender could make his debut this weekend, as the north London outfit take on Burnley at Wembley stadium.

Also speaking to the club in a short video release, the former Ajax stopper revealed his signing, showing his support to his new employees stating "Come on the Spurs!"