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European giants eye move for Tottenham star who ‘does not like Conte’ and ‘wants to move’

By Mehdi Gokal -

According to CMW, AC Milan want to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez, who is said to ‘dislike Antonio Conte’.

Sanchez was an unused substitute in Tottenham’s 4-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday and despite Joe Rodon’s departure, he is expected to remain a backup to now Conte’s established back three.

Sanchez is considering leaving Spurs this summer in look for more regular playing time especially with the World Cup ahead this year. One of the clubs interested in the centre-back is AC Milan, however, the report suggests that they may wait until the end of the window to sign him. The report also claims that Sanchez ‘wants to leave’ and ‘does not like Antonio Conte very much’.

Sanchez against Dybala © LaPresse

Davinson Sanchez has failed to impress Antonio Conte and it has been reported that he is not someone Conte trusts at the back and that the club are open to selling him. Although, if Spurs sell Tanganga who is reportedly very close to agreeing on a deal with Roma, it’s interesting to see what Spurs will do with Sanchez then. Will they keep him as a backup option in case of an injury crisis, or off-load him without a replacement and risk depth at the back?

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Average Joe OED
Average Joe OED
1 month ago

Sanchez is big, quick, athletic. Natural attributes good for a defender.

However, his game just has not ‘grown’ or expanded much. He can put together a few good mistake-free matches, but that has a lot to do with the players around him keeping the direct pressure on him at a lower level. Sanchez is still suspect of the same weaknesses – either getting turned the wrong way, or an awfully placed or paced pass.

He just does not seem to be able to grow out of his limitations.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago

Sanchez has struggled since Alderweireld and Vertonghen left. These two were different gravy and made Dier and Sanchez look half decent. Dier and Sanchez need a CB partner who can lead them and cover for their short comings.

I don’t think Sanchez has ever been consistent in his performances, there was always a mistake in him. I would rather let him go and trust Paratici/Conte in bringing in someone better.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
1 month ago

If Tanganga and Sanchez go we won’t have much cover at CB..unless we are pushing for Pao Torres with LoCelso going to the Yellow Sumarine..

VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
1 month ago

Seems like a dodgy story to me. Davinson has more minutes under his belt than either Japhet or Rodon, and seems like the go-to sub when injuries strike. I’m sure Conte has praised him in recent times, like when he had to step up at the end of the season when Romero was injured.

If he does move on then we need someone like Skrinier or Milenkovic to be a replacement.

On another note, it appears that Zaniolo may now be staying put. Unsurprising as he is rated in Italy and didn’t seem to be chomping at the bit to leave (like most Italian players really, and who can blame them).

If we change the system slightly, then Maddison would be perfect to add some creativity, a few goal and a decent set-piece.

I’m sure others will be linked though.

Last edited 1 month ago by VincentianMagic
Park Lane
Park Lane
1 month ago

I would prefer to see Davinson find a new club from a personal perspective. I don’t feel he suits the system, and if we can find another ball-player we’d be better off.

However, the article stating he isn’t trusted by Conte is nonsense. He is currently trusted as Conte’s 4th defender, got minutes over both Rodon and Tanganga last season, and plenty of minutes pre-season.

dancingbarber
dancingbarber
1 month ago

What, I wonder, is the proof that Davison doesn’t like Conte. Or is that a made up item to hang a story on ?
Seems he is trusted as a back up by Conte, but I made that up just by seeing him played across the back line last season and in preseason.

Harry Hotspur
1 month ago
Reply to  dancingbarber

If you had but clicked the link…

mike
mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

He did.. .but doesn’t speak Italiano.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

We’re just believing everything we read nowadays without question? DeepL Translator (not Google) has the source material translated as;

“Again, Antonio Conte does not much like the Colombian centre, who is pushing the London management in finding a convenient solution for his transfer.”

So, it’s not Sanchez that doesn’t like Conte, but rather the other way around, according to the article. Also, how does the author even know that Conte doesn’t like Davinson, because he’s not first choice? Or is this all just speculation? Yes. It is.

Poor source.

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 month ago

Sanchez along with Winks, Lo Celso, Ndombele are bad blood from the past that will always drag down the squad morale and vibe. Get rid. I remain unconvinced about Docherty and Royal cutting it at CL level. I am struggling to get caught up in this feeling that we have had a great transfer window when I see us starting our first match of the season with the same eleven that finished last season and I suspect that may well be the starting eleven against Chelsea at the weekend. We may have added some depth and maybe Bissouma and possibly Richarlison are first team quality along with Perisic but our RWB position, creative attacking midfield and CB cover is still sadly lacking.

Last edited 1 month ago by Legoverlass
CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

I think you have hit the nail on the head. Out First XI hasn’t been improved that much but our squad is a lot stronger, which in seasons past has not been the case. We bought ill informed punts and numpties. Paratici’s arrival is certainly an improvement on what Hitchen did for us. With this trajectory we might be able to climb closer to Liverpool/City by next season, but there is a lot of football to be played by then.

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
1 month ago

I thought the put in some of his best performances since his debut season under Conte. He was very good in Romero’s absence at the end of last season.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

I thought he’s returned to form under Conte too. He was great in his first season too so I think he’s got it in him but perhaps a bit ‘needy’ in that he needs to be first choice and backed by the management regardless of poor form? I’m trying to understand why he’s been unable to maintain form and it’s probably mentality and I thought Conte might help with that. It was after the World Cup that he and several other’s form just fell off a cliff. Remember Trippier too? It was almost weird, he was in the form of his life before the World Cup.

Perhaps they get it into their heads that they’re going to get moves and triple their earnings after a World Cup and when it doesn’t happen they lose motivation? Poor loves…

Last edited 1 month ago by Easty
Tony Hotpot
Tony Hotpot
1 month ago

Davinson has got himself fit and he is very quick, but after that I’m struggling to give him any plaudits. He treats a football like the proverbial “hot potato” and has zero composure, so we should move him on.

antiqueman
antiqueman
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Hotpot

Sanchez has been one of the worst signings we have made, his continual error strewn games has cost us far to many points over the years. Sell him at any price please.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Hotpot

I agree, I think we saw seen the best of him in his first season and some flashes this season but he’s too unreliable and he knows that he’s not first choice either. We’ll need a defender in if he goes though along with Rodon and Tanganga going. We’ll be short of cover and rotation options.

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