Tottenham set to sign Real Madrid left-back

Sergio Reguilon of Spain .(Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Sergio Reguilon of Spain .(Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Tottenham to strengthen their defense with Sergio Reguilon.

Tottenham have beaten out Manchester United in the race to sign Real Madrid left-back, Sergio Reguilon.

After falling to Everton in the first game back of the Premier League season, Daniel Levy has brought Jose Mourinho a reinforcement.

According to The Guardian, Tottenham are set to pay €30 million for Reguilon who spent all of last season on loan with Sevilla. He was an integral part of that team under Julen Lopetegui and was instrumental during the club’s Europa League run.

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He was loaned out because he was not in Zinedine Zidane‘s plans and that did not change despite the season he had at Sevilla. With Ferland Mendy and Marcelo both ahead of Reguilon, it was clear that his future was not at Real Madrid.

Spurs beat out Manchester United as they accepted a buyback clause to be part of the deal. Under the clause, Real Madrid can bring him back for €45 million and the Spanish champions also included a clause allowing them to match any bid that Spurs may receive for Reguilon.

Against Everton, Mourinho started Ben Davies at left-back. Their starter last season, Jan Vertonghen left the club and Danny Rose appears to have no place on the team under Mourinho.

Taking that into account, it seems that Reguilon is going to get the opportunity to be a starter.

The 23-year is still tapping into his potential and showed what he could do when he was at Sevilla. As a left-back, he can defend properly and is a threat going forward. There is a reason why he was able to leap over Marcelo under Lopetegui and Santiago Solari during his time at Real Madrid.

He is going to add an attacking threat at Spurs that perhaps they lacked from the left-back position given their options. They are certainly going to need it as they failed to score against Everton.

Reguilon may not be the only Real Madrid player headed to London as Spurs are still being linked with Gareth Bale. Again, they face competition from Manchester United but are leading the chase according to ESPN.

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Considering the number of games Tottenham has to play early on in the season, signing Reguilon provides needed depth and a starting-calibre player. He also has experience playing in the Europa League. The only question is how quickly he is able to adapt to the league. With Mourinho as a manager, he is going to have to adapt and fast.