Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez has stated that he would turn down a move to Real Madrid should the Spanish side make an approach, such is his happiness in North London.
The Colombia international moved to Spurs from Ajax in a club-record transfer over the summer and has been a prominent member of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI this season.
Tottenham have rotated between a back four and three centre-halves, with Sanchez starring in both systems and also playing a key role in a number of the side’s high-profile victories this term.
The Colombian enforcer has conducted an interview back in his homeland and was asked about the possibility of a move to Madrid in the future – but the Spurs star delivered the response that the fans wanted to hear.
“I do not think about money or where it is,” Tottenham defender Sanchez told Fox Sports Radio Colombia.
“Right now, here in Tottenham I am very good. I am playing every three to four days. I am being important in the team.
“As big as Madrid is, no matter how big a team are, that has won what they have won, if the conditions are not favourable for me, unfortunately I cannot accept.”
While Sanchez has at times looked nervy in away games for Tottenham this season, the sheer potential the 21-year-old possesses is quite frightening.
Given more time to develop under Pochettino’s guidance and as he fully adapts to the English game, the South American centre-half looks set to be a critical member of the Spurs team for years to come.
Sanchez’s assertion that he would reject a club the size of Madrid is another testament to just how far Tottenham have come in recent years and the standing that the North London outfit have in the European game.
Spurs fans will hope that any of Sanchez’s Spurs team-mates that have the opportunity to move to the Spanish capital in the future will also show the defender’s commitment to staying at Tottenham.