Journalist claims Spurs ‘admire’ this 23-year-old left-back – Reveals plans for next season

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Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Real Madrid left-back, Sergio Reguilon is on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar amidst recent links in the press.

The young full-back impressed on loan at Sevilla last season and ESPN reported at the start of August that Spurs had inquired about his availability, while Chelsea were also interested in snapping him up.

Reports indicate that the defender is valued at around €25 million (£22.59 million) by Real Madrid (AS).

Gold has now confirmed that Reguilon is a player who Spurs admire, having watched him on many occasions recently.

However, the journalist reveals that signing a left-back is not a priority for Tottenham this summer as Jose Mourinho is said to be happy to have Ben Davies, Ryan Sessegnon, Japhet Tanganga, and Dennis Cirkin as his main options next season.

Gold does assert that the Lilywhites could still be tempted to make a move for Reguilon if he were to become available for a bargain fee this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

Ben Davies receives a lot of undeserved criticism from sections of the fan base from social media. The one criticism that always seems to be aimed at the left-back is that he does not provide enough going forward. This ignores the fact that the Welshman has been asked to play a more defensive-minded role in our lopsided back four.

Davies is perfectly suited for the requirements of the left-back role in our current system. In fact, I suspect Jose Mourinho would not swap him with too many other left-backs/left-sided centre backs in the Premier League if given a choice. However, we could potentially do with a more attacking option like Reguilon on the bench as the jury is out on whether Sessegnon is ready.

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  1. From what I saw in the Europa League semi final and final, Reguillon is far too good to sit on the bench anywhere. He looked a very good player. Mourinho has this system where Davies tucks in and Doherty, now he has joined, will overlap far more on the right side. That’s fair enough. Davies isn’t a bad defender. But say we are losing a game. Davies has to push forward more. While he isn’t a bad crosser of the ball, he doesn’t have the pace to beat his man and can’t be much of a danger to get to the byeline. I can’t think of another top 6 club who has a full back as slow as him. I think he’s always been a loyal squad man. But if we have lofty ambitions, we need a better left back with a more attacking repertoire than he has.


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