January 20, 2024

Agent explains why a £13 million Tottenham deal fell through, saying, “Levy informed them.”



The representative for Davinson Sanchez is making an effort to dispel any misunderstanding regarding his unsuccessful attempt to join Spartak Moscow instead of Tottenham Hotspur, as well as the part that Daniel Levy and the Premier League played in the deal’s collapse.


Before moving to Galatasaray from North London during the summer, Davinson Sanchez seemed to be headed to Russia. In June, Tottenham Hotspur accepted a £13 million deal from Spartak Moscow, and at the time, it looked like the team would soon be leaving.


The sporting director of Spartak, Oleg Malyshev, acknowledged earlier this week that although Sanchez was “ready” to pack his bags and go from the English metropolis to the Russian one, the “deal fell through.”


Additionally, one of the defender’s reps provided additional details on an odd circumstance in an interview with Sport Express.


UEFA Champions League Group D matchup between Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt

Davinson Sanchez’s sale to Tottenham Hotspur was rejected.

Fernando Villarreal says, “The transfer just could not happen. That’s the real reason.” “Transfers to Russia were prohibited by the English government and Premier League.”


Villarreal’s remarks align with a six-month-old report from The Guardian. The Premier League, they claimed, was at the time actively discouraging elite teams from doing business with Russian clubs as a result of the current political unrest in Ukraine.


Villarreal continues, “Davinson and his wife were completely ready to move,” citing the Tottenham chairman’s purported confirmation to Spartak that the sale would not proceed.


“Just as we were making our decision, we got a call from Spartak stating that Daniel Levy had told them the transfer was not feasible.


“The football player’s trip to Russia presented no difficulties.”


Instead, Sanchez has at least had a successful start to life in Turkey with Galatasaray. More favorable than Tanguy Ndombele, nonetheless.


Sanchez hasn’t played for Galatasaray recently due to a foot ailment, but the Super Lig contenders have won seven of their last seven matches in the top division with the Colombian international at the center of their defense.


Three of Tottenham’s center defenders from the previous campaign have moved on, with Radu Dragusin and Micky van de Ven taking their places in place of Sanchez, Eric Dier, and Clement Lenglet.

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