Report: Surprising reason why Real Madrid sold Reguilon – Involving Zidane’s son

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Sergio Reguilon
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According to a report in Spanish publication, El Confidencial (as translated by The Daily Mail), Real Madrid decided to part ways with Sergio Reguilon after the left-back fell out with Luca Zidane, the son of manager Zinedine Zidane.

Spurs looked to have pulled off a major coup when they landed Reguilon from Real Madrid for around £25m in the summer, especially given the key role the defender played in Sevilla’s Europa League win last season.

On the evidence of his performances in a Tottenham shirt so far, the transfer fee looks to be a bargain as the Spain international has demonstrated all the attributes necessary to be a top full-back.

Real Madrid have inserted a buy-back clause that would allow them to re-sign him for around £35m until the summer of 2022 (Evening Standard), and the 23-year-old has refused to rule out a potential return to the Spanish capital in the future (El Larguero).

It has been rumoured for a while that Reguilon does not have the best of relationships with Zidane and El Confidencial have now shed light into why that might be the case.

They reveal that the Spurs defender had a disagreement with Zidane’s son, Luca during their time together in the Real Madrid B team.

Goalkeeper, Luca has only managed two appearances for Real Madrid’s senior side, having joined the club’s youth academy in 2004 when he was just six years old.

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