Tottenham poised to beat Manchester United to Sergio Reguilon transfer
The 23-year-old Reguilon came through the youth ranks at Real Madrid, before breaking into the senior team in 2018. However, following the return of Zinedine Zidane as manager last year put a dent in his game time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
With Real Madrid then going out and signing Ferland Mendy last summer, Reguilon was sent out on loan to fellow La Liga side Sevilla. And the defender thrived there under former Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui. Reguilon played a key role as they finished fourth in the league and won the UEFA Europa League.
Reguilon was named the best left-back in La Liga for 2019/20. However, his situation at Real Madrid remains the same, leading to speculations on his future. Two clubs who have been heavily touted to be interested in the defender, who made his debut for Spain earlier this month are Tottenham and Manchester United. (h/t Express)
However, as per the aforementioned report from Forbes, Manchester United are not going after the Spaniard as they believe he is set to link up with Tottenham. Furthermore, it is also claimed that they are content with the left-back options currently, leaving the field open for Spurs to make a swoop.
Tottenham currently have four options for the left-back slot. Ben Davies is the first-choice, while Ryan Sessegnon and young Dennis Cirkin will provide cover. Danny Rose, on the other hand, is headed towards the exit doors.
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Given Cirkin’s lack of experience and the possibility of using Sessegnon in more attacking roles, bringing in smeone as talented as Reguilon could prove to be quite the coup.
Real Madrid want £27m for the Spanish international (h/t Express) – a reasonable sum during normal times, but it is anything but normal currently. Finances have been affected severely due to the pandemic, so it remains to be seen if the club are willing to mach that valuation.