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Spurs are on the brink of completing the most satisfying transfer of the year

Mauricio Pochettino's prime target Davinson Sanchez will have plenty to talk about with his new centre-back partners

Spurs’ inactivity in the transfer window has been a big talking point.

While the other members of the Premier League’s ‘top six’ have spent opened their chequebooks to strengthen their squads, Mauricio Pochettino is yet to welcome any new recruits.

Additionally, the Argentine gaffer has had to wave goodbye to Kyle Walker, Clinton N’Jie and Federico Fazio who have joined Man City, Marseille and Roma respectively.

Pochettino has eased Spurs into the Champions League for two years running

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However, the wait for a new signing appears to be at an end.

Club officials are in Amsterdam to meet with Ajax over a potential £35million deal for Davinson Sanchez.

The 21-year-old Colombian centre-back is one of the most highly-rated young defenders in Europe.

Quick, strong and comfortable in possession, Sanchez reportedly turned down Barcelona a year ago, fearing he would be merely a benchwarmer at the Nou Camp.

Sanchez has his only uniquely effective brand of defending

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Sanchez has his only uniquely effective brand of defending

Pochettino wants Sanchez for his first-choice XI in a back three alongside Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld

Both of whom also played for Ajax for a number of years.

Spurs signed Vertonghen from Ajax in 2012 while Alderweireld moved to Spurs from Ajax via a brief spell at Atletico Madrid and a year on loan at Southampton.

Playmaker Christian Eriksen also traded Amsterdam for north London back in 2013.

The defence has a Tottenham feel to it with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld

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These two have formed arguably the best defensive pairing in the league

If Spurs do complete the singing of Sanchez then they will have three quality centre-backs who all came through Ajax’s famously productive academy.

With Liverpool still courting Virgil van Dijk, the St Mary’s to Anfield road still remains the most famous common trek in football but Spurs have done well to make a historically proud team like Ajax their feeder club.

We can’t wait until Pochettino makes Harry Kane learn Dutch…