Journalist reveals if Real Madrid can activate Reguilon’s buy-back clause in January

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Sergio Reguilon
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Tottenham fans will be pleased to know that Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has confirmed on his YouTube channel that Real Madrid cannot activate Sergio Reguilon’s buy-back clause in January.

The left-back has made a fantastic start to life in North London and he carried his club form into the international scene last week as he put in two excellent displays for Spain against Netherlands and Switzerland.

Real Madrid have reportedly inserted a buy-back clause that would allow them to re-sign the 23-year-old for around £35m until the summer of 2022 and recent reports in Spain indicate that the club might well activate the clause earlier than previously anticipated due to Marcelo’s struggles at the Spanish capital (AS via Sport Witness).

However, Gold has confirmed that Reguilon will be at Tottenham at least until the end of this season as the clause cannot be activated during the January transfer window.

The journalist revealed that Los Blancos can only activate the clause either next summer or in the summer of 2022 and cannot do so in the middle of either campaign.

If Real Madrid do activate the clause, it will be down to the left-back to decide he wants to move back.

Gold also suggested that there is a possibility that Reguilon could stick around at Spurs as he is reportedly loving life at the club.

Watch what he said on Reguilon’s buy-back clause in the video below (starting at 3.34)

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It would be naive of Spurs fans to assume that Reguilon will stay put at Tottenham even if Real Madrid come calling. The left-back is a boyhood Madrid fan and I suspect that in the back of his mind, he wants to return to the Santiago Bernabeu one day and prove himself there.

Tottenham’s best hope of keeping him is if Zinedine Zidane stays at Madrid as the Frenchman does not appear to rate Reguilon. If Ferland Mendy keeps developing the way he has recently, that can also increase our chances of hanging on to Reguilon as he is unlikely to want to play second fiddle at Madrid.

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