According to El Nacional, Real Madrid are considering activating the buy-back clause inserted into the contract of Sergio Reguilon when he joined Tottenham in the summer of 2020.
The 24-year-old has started the campaign in impressive form for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, with his superb form earning him a recall to the Spain squad for the past two international breaks.
Now, the Spanish news outlet claim Real Madrid President Florentino Perez believes it was a mistake to sell Reguilon to Spurs in the first place, with Carlo Ancelloti now exploring the possibility of activating the €40m (£34m) buyback clause inserted into the left-back’s contract, which can be activated up until June 30th 2022.
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The links linking Los Blancos to the Spanish international has subsequently seen Spurs fans take to Twitter.
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“This partnership with Real Madrid is not one of Mr Levy’s best decisions”
“They have three LBs all better than him”
“My heart will break”
“No chance not having him”
“I’m very torn over this – do we sell for £40m or keep?”
“Let them have him”
There has been no previous suggestion that Real Madrid would consider taking Reguilon back to the Bernabeu – although they did insist on including a buy-back clause in the £27m deal that took him to north London during last summer’s trasnfer window.
If signed, Reguilon would be competing with the likes of Ferland Mendy, David Alaba and Marcelo for a position within Ancelotti’s first choice XI. If he were to depart the Lilywhites, it would undoubtedly represent a major blow for Nuno’s side due to his level of quality.
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