Manager confirms that Tottenham have a January break clause in loan deal

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Sergio Reguilon’s loan spell at the club could come to an end in January, due to a break clause in the agreement that brought him from Tottenham to the Red Devils.

Reguilon joined Spurs back in 2020, and enjoyed fairly regular football in his first two years at the club. However, he fell out of favour under Antonio Conte and spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid.

Injury issues limited the Spaniard to just 12 appearances in all competitions for Atletico, amounting to only 317 minutes of football across the campaign (Transfermarkt).

Having returned to North London in the summer, Reguilon failed to do enough to earn a place in Ange Postecoglou‘s squad and was deemed surplus to requirements. However, his eventual move to Manchester United came as something of a surprise to many.

The 26-year-old was signed on loan for the season as an emergency backup for Erik ten Hag’s side, due to numerous injuries depleting their first-team squad, most notably to Luke Shaw.

In nine appearances this year (Transfermarkt), Reguilon has performed well and has won over the Manchester United faithful and appears to be very happy at the club.

Sergio Reguilon
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Will Reguilon return to Spurs in January?

However, Fabrizio Romano has shared a comment from Ten Hag which suggests the arrangement could come to an end next month, if either party decides to call it off.

Romano’s update says: “Ten Hag confirms there’s a potential break clause in Sergio Reguilon’s contract valid in January.”

The quote from Ten Hag reads: “We have to make a final decision on Reguilon but also there is Spurs who are involved in that conversation as well.”

This is not entirely new information, though, given the fact The Athletic revealed there was a break clause in the deal back in September.

Spurs Web Opinion

With Destiny Udogie performing well, and Ryan Sessegnon on his way back from injury, I can’t see Spurs being the one to cancel the loan deal. Manchester United seem to be happy with Reguilon, but they have players back from injury too, so maybe they will send Reguilon back.

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