Sergio Reguilon faces a crucial period in his loan spell with Atletico Madrid, as the Tottenham Hotspur-owned defender looks to complete his recovery from injury and break into the Spanish side’s starting XI.
Reguilon joined Tottenham in September 2020, and made 67 appearances for the North London club (Transfermarkt). The Spaniard appeared to settle in nicely at the club, but fell out of favour under Antonio Conte.
After a summer of speculation linking him to clubs like Nottingham Forest (Evening Standard), Sevilla (The Athletic), and Juventus (Calcio Mercato), Tottenham Hotspur eventually confirmed Reguilon had joined Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan.
The left-sided defender is yet to play for Atletico though, as the groin injury that kept him out of the Spurs side at the end of last season lingers. Atletico announced Reguilon would be undergoing surgery at the start of his loan move.
Reguilon has been working on regaining fitness over the last month and now has the international break to make progress ahead of the season resuming. He is one of ten Atletico Madrid players staying behind, after missing out on international duty.
In a press conference (reported by AS) for his unveiling as an Atletico player, Reguilon sounded hopeful about his recovery, and revealed he can’t wait to get back in action.
“What worries me most right now is to be back as soon as possible. The rest doesn’t bother me at all. I’m doing very well with the recovery from the injury, very advanced, from what the doctors tell me,” Reguilon said.
Tottenham will be hoping Reguilon breaks into the Atletico team sooner rather than later, with a view to securing a permanent move for the Spanish defender.
Spurs Web Opinion
It would be great to see Sergio Reguilon land on his feet with Atletico Madrid. He’s a talented player and seems to have a good attitude too, he just didn’t fit in Antonio Conte’s plans sadly. Hopefully, he can put this injury behind him and recapture his best form soon.
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