Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar believes Davinson Sanchez should not have left the club to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

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The 21-year-old had a terrific season in Amsterdam after joining Ajax last summer and attracted attention from around Europe. Despite trying to convince Sanchez to stay, Ajax eventually accepted a €40 million plus add ons bid from Tottenham for the Colombian, who couldn’ turn down a move to the Premier League.

Speaking at a Soccerex event on Wednesday, Edwin van der Sar stated that Sanchez should have remained at Ajax for at least another year before moving abroad.

He said, “I think with Sanchez, one year was too early, he should have stayed two or three years.But sometimes, with the financial power that is looming over us in the bigger leagues, it’s quite difficult for even a big club like Ajax coming from a small league to resist certain transfers.”

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