‘Very short conversation’ – Pundit claims Levy would snub approach for defender 

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Alan Hutton has claimed that Daniel Levy will not entertain any attempts by Real Madrid to negotiate the buy-back clause in Sergio Reguilon’s contract down.

Reguilon arrived at Tottenham from Real Madrid in the summer of 2020, with Los Blancos inserting a buy-back clause in the deal that could be activated until the summer of 2022.

The left-back had a good start to his Spurs career but much like the rest of the Tottenham side, went off-the-boil in the second half of last season.

However, the Spaniard has given a much better account of himself so far this season under Nuno Espirito Santo and has even been rewarded with a call up to Luis Enrique’s Spain squad for the Nations League clashes this month.

Defensa Central claimed two weeks ago that Real Madrid want to bring Reguilon back to the Santigo Bernabeu but they are not prepared to pay €40m (£33.9m) buy-back clause in his contract.

The report suggested that La Liga giants will hold talks with Daniel Levy to try to reduce the buy-back clause to between €30m (£25.4m) and €33m (£28m).

Hutton believes Levy will dismiss any such attempts by Real Madrid completely out of hand.

The former Tottenham right-back told Football Insider: “That’ll be a ‘no’ and the phone down. 

“It’s as simple as that. I don’t see why anybody would want to renegotiate for a lower fee, especially when we’re talking about Levy and Tottenham here.

“There was a fee put in there for a reason. Whether Real Madrid like it or not, that’s the fee and that’s what they’ll have to deal with.

“That will be a very short conversation.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Reguilon is certainly showing signs of having adjusted much better to the Premier League so far this season. Given how well he is playing, there is no reason for Spurs to consider reducing the buy-back clause. 

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