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Barcelona eyeing move for Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez

Ross Jackson
Apr 10, 2021, 10:15 AM GMT+1
Davinson Sanchez is reportedly an option for Barcelona
Davinson Sanchez is reportedly an option for Barcelona | Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images
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Barcelona are keeping tabs on Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez as they look to bolster their defensive options this summer.

Newly-appointed president Joan Laporta is keen to rebuild the Barça squad after the club were forced to embark on a fire sale last summer in a bid to trim their eye-watering wage bill.

Davinson Sanchez could be on his way to La Liga
Davinson Sanchez could be on his way to La Liga | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

The La Liga giants have already been linked with a whole host of household names including Erling Haaland and Sergio Aguero, however, Laporta is keen to address their threadbare backline and Mundo Deportivo report that Tottenham defender Sanchez has been identified as a possible target.

The Colombian's time at Spurs has been marred by individual errors since his £42m move from Ajax in 2017.

Having forced his way into the side despite the presence of Belgian duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, he's failed to really cement his place in the starting XI - largely due to a number of comical individual errors from the Colombian.

The report adds that the Portuguese tactician has no desire to retain Sanchez's services this summer and is looking to cash in on the centre-back who's contracted to the club until 2024.

Eric Garcia's move to Barcelona is now in doubt
Eric Garcia's move to Barcelona is now in doubt | Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

There's no mention of what sort of fee Spurs would be likely to command for the Colombia international - something which will no doubt prove to be key in any potential deal considering Barcelona's current financial woes.

One thing is for sure though, Barcelona desperately need to revamp their backline this summer, with the ageing Gerard Pique suffering a number of injury issues this campaign and no longer a mainstay in the Barça defence.

Barcelona are also said to be keen to lure outgoing Bayern Munich man David Alaba to Camp Nou, while Manchester City's Eric Garcia was expected to join the club this summer, only for Barcelona to move the proverbial goalposts on the deal they originally offered meaning the move is now in doubt.

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