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'Obviously I would like to play for Barcelona' - Ajax defender Sanchez opens transfer door logo 27-05-2017

Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez admits he would welcome the opportunity to link up with Barcelona at some stage.

The 20-year-old has emerged as a reported transfer target for the La Liga giants on the back of his accomplished displays in the Netherlands.

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Having been snapped up from Atletico Nacional in June 2016, the Colombian centre-half has enjoyed a productive 12 months in Amsterdam.

He has been unable to help Ajax to Eredivisie or Europa League success, but is now one of the most sought-after talents in Europe and a man prepared to acknowledge that a switch to Camp Nou would be difficult to turn down.

Pressed on the rumours by Cadena SER, Sanchez said: "Obviously I would like to play for Barcelona.

"It is a huge compliment [to be linked with them]. Who doesn't want to play for a club as big as Barca?

"Everyone wants to be part of a team like that, they're one of the world's elite."

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Sanchez is, however, tied to a contract at Ajax until 2021 and insists he will remain fully focused on events there until a formal approach for his services is made.

He added: "I want to be clear that right now I am completely focused on Ajax.”

Sanchez made 45 appearances for Ajax across the 2016-17 campaign, netting six goals.

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