Report claims Real Madrid unlikely to make move for Spurs defender this summer

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Dom Le Roy

A report from Spanish news outlet AS has claimed that Real Madrid are unlikely to activate Sergio Reguilon’s buy-back clause at the end of the season.

Reguilon has hit the ground running at Tottenham and has quickly established himself as a regular in the side.

Not only has the Spanish international demonstrated his pace and tenacity but he has proven already that he has the capability of delivering pin-point crosses into the opponent’s penalty area when he is afforded time and space.

The £28m that Tottenham paid for the defender in the summer is already looking like a major bargain but Real Madrid did insert a buy-back clause which they can activate until 2022.

However, AS now suggest that Los Blancos are unlikely to do so at the end of the current season.

The report analyses the potential options which the La Liga club can sign as a replacement for Marcelo next summer and suggest that bringing Reguilon back is the most unlikely.

It is said that the Spanish giants will not be prepared to pay the €40m (£35m) release clause due to their budget constraints.

The report also claims that since Reguilon’s relationship with Zinedine Zidane is strained, the Spurs star might not return to the Santiago Bernabeu until the Frenchman is no longer in charge.

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Even if Real Madrid come calling, hopefully, Reguilon will not want to risk going back and potentially being a bit-part player for the club after getting a taste of regular first-team action at Sevilla and Tottenham.

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