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Sanchez flattered by Barcelona interest

Goal.com logo Goal.com 12-04-2017
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Ajax youngster Davinson Sanchez is flattered by reports that Barcelona are interested in his signature, but the defender is in no rush to leave for La Liga.

The 20-year-old was rumoured to be the subject of interest from Barcelona before the start of the 2016-17 campaign, but opted to join Ajax from Atletico Nacional as he felt his first-team prospects were brighter in Amsterdam.

Sanchez has since made 29 Eredivisie appearances for an Ajax side that sit second in the league and just a point adrift of leaders Feyenoord.

His performances in the Dutch capital have seen links with a move to Barca resurface, but Sanchez is keen to win honours with Ajax.

"People in South America know Ajax as a nice gateway to a good career in Europe," the centre-back told Voetbal International.

"It is very flattering to be linked with a club like Barcelona.

"But I only just got here and I want to achieve something before making the next step.

"I am not thinking about it for now. Ajax are my main priority at this stage."

Sanchez has a contract with Ajax until June 2021.

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