Alex McLeish insists Tottenham’s summer signing has ‘everything’ Mourinho wants

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Dom Le Roy

Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish has praised Sergio Reguilon and admitted that he has been left extremely impressed with the start he has made to life in North London.

Tottenham’s acquisition of Reguilon was understandably overshadowed by Gareth Bale’s return, with the Welshman’s capture on loan also being announced on the same day.

However, the left-back has arguably made a bigger impact since arriving at North London than any of the club’s seven other recruits with the exception of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The Spanish international picked up his second assist in the Premier League on Sunday against Brighton as he floated a lovely cross into the area with his weaker right foot, which Bale met with a precise header to give Spurs all three points.

Reports coming out of the club indicate that the left-back has blown away Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff, who believe that the former Real Madrid man has all the attributes a modern-day full-back needs to succeed in the Premier League.

McLeish, for one, is not surprised that Mourinho is happy with what he has seen from the 23-year-old.

When asked about the differences between Reguilon and Ben Davies, the experienced manager told Football Insider: “There’s probably a few years between them in terms of legs, I think, and speed.

“Reguilon has hit the ground running, he’s come straight to Spurs, right in the team and he’s playing to the level you would expect a player from Madrid coming in (would).

“When you see the attacking prowess that he has, his recovery speed etcetera, that is everything that you want from a new player coming into your team.

“It’s so pleasing for the manager when that happens, when you’ve bought a new player and he’s fitted in straight away and you go: ‘Awh, we’ve got a good one there.'”

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