According to Tuesday’s edition of AS (as relayed by Sport Witness), Sergio Reguilon may be set for a quick return to Real Madrid next summer as Marcelo is struggling for form.

Reguilon has hit the ground running since arriving in North London and provided his first assist in a Spurs shirt in the 3-3 draw against West Ham on Sunday.

As previously reported, Real Madrid have inserted a buy-back clause that would allow them to re-sign Reguilon for around £35m until the summer of 2022 (Evening Standard).

AS have blasted Zinedine Zidane for letting Reguilon join Spurs on the back of yet another poor display from Marcelo in the 1-0 loss to Cadiz on Saturday.

The report asserts that the 23-year-old was rated highly by the Madrid hierarchy but it was Zidane who pushed him away from the club.

It is even suggested that the Real Madrid boss could have a personal issue with Reguilon and that Ferland Mendy was bought in to push him out of the picture.

The Frenchman is criticised for his decision, which looks set to cost the club around €10m if and when they use their buyback clause.

Concerningly from a Spurs perspective, it is suggested that Reguilon could return to the Spanish capital next season, with Marcelo said to be on ‘unstoppable’ decline.

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In fairness, Tottenham always knew that this was a possibility when they agreed to Real Madrid’s sell-on clause. I cannot see them wanting Reguilon back if Zidane is still in charge but with the way things are going at Madrid, he might not last too long in the hot seat. If it is the case that they recall Reguilon next summer, Spurs will be hoping that Sessegnon has a good season at Hoffenheim and is able to come in and fill the void.

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