Spurs have officially dropped out of the race for Brighton goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez, after previous interest in the Spaniard.
Despite their previous interest, the North London club have already secured a new goalkeeper, agreeing to a £17.2m deal to sign young Empoli shot-stopper Guglielmo Vicario signalling a shift in their transfer priorities, it was confirmed to me today that they will now not re-enter for Sanchez.
This development leaves Sanchez’s potential destination up in the air after Spurs looked like real top contenders with Hugo Lloris leaving and replacements needed.
Another notable contender, Chelsea, initiated talks with Brighton a couple of weeks ago regarding a potential transfer for Sanchez. However, since those initial discussions, there has been no follow-through from the Stamford Bridge outfit.
The reasons behind the stall remain unclear, leaving room for speculation regarding their intentions in pursuing the talented goalkeeper. This speculation has led to conclusions made about Pochettino’s preferences with him reportedly not seeing Kepa as a ready-made starter. Onana seems to be the key target with Kepa slotting in the backup role.
This, while not confirmed, does suggest that perhaps Sanchez is not necessarily needed at Chelsea leaving more unanswered questions about his future.
While the Premier League clubs have seemingly taken a step back, some European sides are believed to still hold an interest in Rob Sanchez. However, as of now, no concrete action has been taken by these clubs to secure his signature. This leaves the goalkeeper in a state of uncertainty, as he awaits further developments.
Many have struggled to see where he might fit in at different clubs after being ousted from the number 1 role in the second half of the season at the Albion. Sanchez struggled to put up any fight for his place and clashed with Roberto De Zerbi over his lack of game time. As uncertainty looms over his future, the race for Sanchez’s signature has become increasingly intriguing.