“He doesn’t trust Reguilon” – Guillem Balague makes claim about ex-boss

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Sergio Reguilon
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Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has revealed that Zinedine Zidane made the decision to sell Sergio Reguilon during the previous transfer window.

Tottenham secured Reguilon for a fee of around £28m, with Real Madrid inserting a buy-back clause in the contract, that would allow them to re-sign the left-back for around £43m (Football.London).

The Spain international has had a fantastic start to his career in North London and looks like he could go on to be a key player for the Lilywhites in the coming years.

However, according to reports in Spain, Zidane’s days at the Santiago Bernabeu could be numbered, with the club’s hierarchy considering parting ways with the Frenchman on the back of the club’s poor start to the season (Marca).

Some Spurs fans on social media expressed their concerns as to what Zidane leaving could mean for Reguilon’s future. 

The defender has made no secret of the fact that playing for Real Madrid has always been his dream and refused to rule out a possible return to the Spanish capital in the future ( El Larguero via ESPN FC’s Alex Kirkland).

This is why Balague’s latest revelation will concern Tottenham fans with the journalist insisting that it was Zidane who was solely responsible for Los Blancos’ decision to sell Reguilon.

The journalist said on his YouTube channel: “Zidane took the decision (to sell Reguilon). He wanted to keep Marcelo – which, for me, that is a mistake, quite clearly – and wanted to give Mendy the number one role as left-back, who is a very, very good left-back.

“He doesn’t trust Reguilon; that’s it. It cannot be a mistake when Zidane had a very clear understanding of what the three can offer. From my point of view, yes, Reguilon should be at Real Madrid.”

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