Speaking recently to The Spurs Web, Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge provided an update on the future of Tottenham Hotspur left-back, Sergio Reguilon, amid links with a return to Real Madrid.
Since arriving at Tottenham from Real Madrid in what was a £27 million deal last summer, Reguilon has impressed over his 13 Premier League appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side, providing three assists and averaging a WhoScored match rating of 6.87 – ranking him as the club’s eighth-best performer in the top flight.
However, with Real Madrid said to have a buy-back clause worth €45 million (£39.9 million) in the £25.2 million-rated 24-year-old’s contract at Spurs, it has been reported recently that Los Blancos could look to activate this option at the end of the season.
This was one subject of conversation in a recent interview Bridge gave to The Spurs Web, in which the journalist poured cold water on the Reguilon to Madrid links.
He said: “No, no talk of that whatsoever just yet. Him and [Zinedine] Zidane don’t talk. Let’s talk about [Tottenham’s] summer signings – arguably he is one of the best. I just love the guy. I love his personality, he’s just good to have at the club. It was a bit strange, really, because when we signed him on the same day as [Gareth] Bale, it’s like, ‘Hold on, we’ve signed Spain’s number-one left-back, or one of them.’
“I think he’s been a breath of fresh air. I think he’s very funny, he looks like he’s a good character. Tottenham have used him for many of the kids’ Q&A sessions, which is always a good sign in terms of his personality. His English is great, absolutely loves London, [from] what I’m told, although he’s a proud Spaniard.
“Eventually, he will go back, but let’s hope it’s not for a while. I don’t think it’s anything to really worry about, at the moment, and I certainly don’t think it’s anything to worry about this summer.”
Do you think Reguilon will leave this summer?
TIF Thoughts on Michael Bridge’s comments regarding Sergio Reguilon…
Considering the fact that Reguilon himself stated that he is “not talking” to Zinedine Zidane, and that he did not speak to the Real Madrid manager before departing for Spurs last summer, in our opinion, it would be a surprising turn of events that the left-back would indeed agree to a move back to the Santiago Bernabeu while the Frenchman is still in charge of the club.
As such, unless Los Blancos were to remove Zidane from his position as Madrid manager at the end of the season, we are inclined to agree with Bridge in his claim that there should not be much concern amongst Tottenham fans regarding Reguilon’s departure in the near future.