Tottenham have signed defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax in a reported club record £42m deal, subject to a medical and a work permit.
The Colombia centre-back has agreed a six-year deal and will be the Premier League club’s first summer signing.
“I am very excited to be signing for such a famous club as Tottenham Hotspur,” said Sanchez, 21.
“I am looking forward to working with [manager] Mauricio Pochettino and the players and meeting everyone there.”
He added: “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.”
The deal for Sanchez exceeds Spurs’ club record fee of £30m paid to Newcastle for France midfielder Moussa Sissoko 12 months ago.
Tottenham boss Pochettino said on Friday he wants four new recruits before the end of the transfer window and “expects the club to sign more players”.
Earlier in August, defender Danny Rose spoke of his frustration at Spurs’ lack of signings, telling the Sun that the club needed to add well-known players and “not ones you had to Google”.
He later issued an apology for the “ill-judged” comments, which was accepted by Pochettino.
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