The Athletic have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur were one of four Premier League clubs to make contact with Real Madrid this transfer window over the availability of Sergio Reguilon.
The report reveals that Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United also enquired about the left-back, who was looking for a big move following his impressive loan spell at Sevilla last season.
It is said that the Spanish international was always likely to join a Premier League club this summer with his decision to switch agent to London-based Pini Zahavi being a clear indication of that desire.
Reguilon was said to be keen on a move to England as he believes his own game is well suited to English football.
The report alleges that Zinedine Zidane has never been a fan of the 23-year-old, having turned down three different opportunities to have him as a part of his squad.
It is suggested that the Frenchman’s lack of personal feeling for the defender helped Spurs in being able to get a deal over the line quickly.
Spurs Web Opinion
While it does look like we had plenty of competition for Reguilon, I suspect our willingness to accept the sell-on clause gave us an advantage over rivals in the race for his signature. While I understand why the likes of Manchester United would not have been in favour of a sell-on clause, it might potentially work out perfectly for us by affording Sessegnon the time he needs to develop into a top wing-back.
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