The 24-year-old defender has started Tottenham’s last seven Premier League fixtures in recent weeks and has been putting in some improved performances of late. However, they don’t appear to have been enough to convince Mourinho of his long-term suitability in his setup.
Sanchez arrived back in 2017 from Dutch giants Ajax in a £42m deal, but according to Football Insider, the former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United boss is unimpressed with what he’s seen from the Colombia international during his time at the club.
The report goes on to state that the Portuguese manager wants to replace the £36m-rated Sanchez with multiple centre-backs in the upcoming transfer window as he doesn’t believe his recovery pace and courage outweigh his weaknesses.
Mourinho’s plans appear to have appeased several sections of the Spurs’ support who seem fed up with the South American’s below-par displays.
“Seeing replies defending him, ofc our standards are on the floor. He’s a walking liability”
“We need to take the first reasonable offer very seriously and move the incompetent liability on ASAP!”
“None of our CB’s bar an ageing Toby can be trusted.”
“Need a new back four, tbh”
“I will drive him to his new location knowing he won’t be getting back in the car.”
“I’m sure they will be listening to offers for many players. Finding a buyer is another thing though”
Despite only conceding 30 goals in their 28 top-flight fixtures this season, the Tottenham defence has come in for criticism on more than one occasion, and if Sanchez has to depart in order to bring some new faces in, then it’s probably a sensible decision from Mourinho to sanction his departure.