As Manchester United scramble to sign a new left-back to cover for the injury of Luke Shaw, fresh details have emerged regarding the Red Devils’ reported interest in Tottenham Hotspur outcast, Sergio Reguilon.
A less-than-successful loan spell with Atletico Madrid last season led to the Spaniard returning to North London this summer. It was thought Reguilon would be given ample opportunity to impress his new coach ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
However, Reguilon failed to make sufficient impact during pre-season, and has been earmarked as one of many players that Spurs are actively looking to offload before the transfer window closes (Michael Bridge on Sky Sports’ Football Daily).
Reguilon was looking likely to join Spanish side Real Sociedad, but that move fell through recently when the La Liga outfit opted to sign Kieran Tierney instead (Fabrizio Romano).
Spurs will loan Reguilon to Man Utd on one condition
More recently, in light of Luke Shaw’s injury, Manchester United have emerged as a surprising suitor for Reguilon. And now, the latest from The Athletic on the situation, explains exactly how that deal could work out.
As it stands, United see Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella as the top target to solve their woes. However, the West London club would like a £7m fee for the season, meaning there is some negotiation needed.
Should that move not come to fruition, Reguilon is seen as a viable back-up option. While Spurs would prefer to sell the player, they are reportedly “open to letting him leave on loan without a fee, so long as his wages are covered.”
The 26-year-old’s “lucrative salary” could prove to be an issue there, but it is believed “contact has been made over a potential short-term move” to Old Trafford.
Spurs Web Opinion
The idea of giving Manchester United any of our players just doesn’t sit right with me, even if it is a player we have deemed surplus to requirements.
That said, if they were to pay his full wages until January perhaps, then we could see Reguilon improve his reputation and catch the attention of other clubs who might want to buy him.
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