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EPL Star: Why I Snubbed Barca

A rising Premier League star has revealed that he had the opportunity to sign for FC Barcelona, and explained why he decided not to join them at the time.

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez moved to England this season after spending one year with Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam.

The 2016/17 UEFA Europa League finalist has now revealed that the Blaugrana made an approach for him before he decided to join the Dutch club, a decision he still backs to this day.

"There was an offer on the table (before Ajax) to join Barcelona, to whom I have been linked for a while," Sanchez told Marca Colombia.

"I had won the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Nacional but I did not want to join a club if I would not be playing in their senior team at that point, it would not have felt right.

"I am convinced I would have ended up in Barca's first team because I am confident in my own abilities, but the 50 games I played for Ajax was exactly what I needed at that stage in my career."

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The 21-year-old Colombia international has made 26 appearances for Spurs so far this season, and has found the back of the net once.

Do you think Sanchez made a wise career choice? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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