Kevin Phillips has urged Tottenham to free up some money to spend on transfers this summer with the sale of Sergio Reguilon.
Reguilon, who arrived at Spurs in 2020, has endured an indifferent campaign this season and has struggled to make his mark at wing-back under Antonio Conte.
The 25-year-old has since been the subject of speculation linking him with a move away from the club, with Football Insider reporting that Spurs are allegedly open to listening to offers for him.
The same report noted that an unnamed Spanish club has shown a keen interest in the left-back, who can still be bought back by Real Madrid for around £28 million (Football.London).
Phillips believes a move away from Spurs for Reguilon, particularly back to his homeland, would suit both parties and would be the perfect opportunity for the club to raise funds for Conte to use on transfers.
Reguilon has clocked up 31 appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season, scoring two and assisting three in that time (TransferMarkt).
He told Football Insider: “From the outside looking in, that seems to make a lot of sense. He’s not really been first choice since Conte has come in, so I think it’s fair to say he isn’t in the manager’s plans going forward.
“If he can free that salary up by selling him on – then Tottenham can go out and have some money to play with in the transfer market.
“We all know they need to make a few signings, so that makes sense from a business point of view.
“From the player’s perspective as well, he could have his eye on a move back to Spain. That is a move which really makes sense from all angles, really.”
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If Spurs do receive a good offer from a Spanish club in particular, then it seems likely that they would accept a deal to sell Reguilon.
His stint hasn’t been the best and he hasn’t performed to the level plenty expected him to and there are options out there that could be better suited in that role under Conte.
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