Speaking recently on the Extra Inch podcast, Bardi stated his belief that Davinson Sanchez’s time as a Tottenham Hotspur player appears to be up.
Since joining Tottenham from Ajax in what was a £37.80 million deal back in 2017, Sanchez has gone on to feature 135 times for the club, chipping in with one goal and providing one assist along the way.
However, so far this season, the £36 million-rated 24-year-old has found his game time limited under Jose Mourinho, starting just six out of a possible 18 Premier League fixtures, making one further appearance as a substitute.
Over these seven league appearances, the Colombia international has made an average of two tackles, 0.4 interceptions and four clearances, culminating in a disappointing average WhoScored match rating of 6.48 – ranking him as the club’s seventh-worst performer in the top flight.
And, the centre-back was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of the Extra Inch podcast, in which Bardi claimed that he can no longer see a future for Sanchez in north London.
He said: “I still think there’s a defender in there. I don’t think it’s going to happen at Tottenham, though. Sometimes individuals just need a change of scenery just to get themselves out of their funk. I think he could still do a job at Premier League level, but I just think his time at Tottenham is done.”
Does Sanchez have a future at Spurs?
TIF Thoughts on Bardi’s comments regarding Davinson Sanchez…
With reports linking Sanchez with a move away from Tottenham this month, something which the defender is thought to be open to, as well as the fact that the player does not appear to be a regular part of Mourinho’s first-team plans at present, it would indeed seem as if Bardi has a point to his claim that the 24-year-old’s time at Spurs could well be up.
However, with Spurs reportedly informing clubs that they will not be parting with any of their current centre-back options in the January window, presumably to avoid a situation in which Mourinho could be left short of cover in the position, it would appear as if Sanchez will remain a Tottenham player until the end of the season, at the very least.
Having said that, in our opinion, it would not be surprising if Spurs were more open to an approach for Sanchez over the summer transfer window.