Opinion: Five left backs Spurs should look at if Sergio Reguilon returns to Real Madrid


There is no doubt that Sergio Reguilon has taken to this Spurs side like a duck to water, and would already have his name being sung by the fans if they were permitted to attend.

His performances since swapping the sunny setting of the Spanish capital for N17 have been nothing short of exceptional with his talents in both defence and attack shining through for all to see.

However, his time in the Lilywhite of Tottenham could be very short-lived and we could see him in the Los Blancos strip in the near future, due to the buy-back clause in his contract.

Even though the thought of seeing Reguilon leave the club is already a painful one to think about, here is a list of five left-backs that could be brought into the club to fill the void.

Lucas Digne

Kicking off the list is Everton’s Lucas Digne. From the transfers that Mourinho has made during his time at Spurs, it is clear that he is keen on those who have experience of the physical English game.

Digne has a great deal of experience in the Premier League and so would fit the formula. Another key factor of why he has the potential to slot into the starting line up is his ability to attack well alongside attending to his defensive duties.

The France international also boasts an impressive attacking tally from full-back throughout his three years in the league, with four goals and 16 assists across 79 games. (Transfermarkt)

Arthur Masuaku

Following the theme of Premier League proven players is West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku, who is not getting the amount of playing time he would like at the East London club as Aaron Creswell has seemingly nailed his starting spot down.

Despite not racking up big attacking numbers with no goals and seven assists in 90 Premier League appearances (Transfermarkt), he is familiar with Europe’s elite competition, the Champions League.

This experience makes him a potential candidate to welcome to Hotspur Way if Reguilon departs. However, with a contract which is set to expire in 2024, it could be hard to prize him away from The Irons.

Alex Sandro

Next up is a player that has been linked with the club before. The 29-year-old has a vast amount of experience playing under the pressure of representing the Italian giants and has many Champions League appearances under his belt, making him a high-quality candidate to bring to N17.

Sandro has represented Brazil 21 times and has made over 140 appearances in Italy’s top-flight, and with his current contract set to expire in 2023, it is very possible that he could eyeing up his next move (Transfermarkt).

Jetro Willems

Jetro Willems may be a name that many would not expect to see on this list but could be an ideal candidate for Jose Mourinho’s squad.

The 26-year-old is set to become a free agent in the summer of 2021 so would be a financially appropriate signing to make (Transfermarkt).

The Dutch international also has Premier League experience following a season-long loan at Newcastle United.

Willems impressed during his short tenure in England as he recorded two goals and two assists in his 19 top-flight appearances (Transfermarkt).

Ryan Sessegnon

Last on the list, but certainly not least, is current Tottenham Hotspur player, Ryan Sessegnon.

The reason he comes last in the five is due to the fact that he would not be classed as a new signing.

The 20-year-old certainly has a very bright future ahead of him and is a player that all Spurs fans, far and wide, are desperately hoping to see succeed in North London.

Despite some cameo appearances, the left-sided player has yet to nail down a first-team place and was therefore loaned out to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in the summer.

Sessegnon is a player who proved his talent at such a young age whilst at Fulham both in the Championship and Premier League and has the potential to be a big player for the club in the future.

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