Mexican national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio has revealed that Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has rejected Barcelona based on his advice.
Sanchez chose to go to Ajax and not to Barcelona, but he took this decision because Osorio advised him.
Osorio discovered Sanchez as a 17-year-old in Colombia and helped him develop at Atletico Nacional. His form later led many European teams to show interest about him, including Barcelona, according to Osorio.
“I remember when he called me on the phone and asked me if I should go to Ajax or Barcelona, who was interested in him as well. I thought the best thing about him was to play football, and maybe in Barcelona there would be no room to play, he would be a substitute. That’s what he decided and went to Holland. He played a very good season there and then joined Tottenham, “said Osorio.