Journalist Dean Jones believes Tottenham Hotspur are not worried about Sergio Reguilon moving back to Real Madrid.
When Spurs signed Reguilon from Real Madrid, there was a £27.5m buy-back clause inserted in the deal if Madrid wanted to bring him back to the Bernabeu.
Recent reports suggest that Los Blancos want to activate the clause this summer – but Jones is not convinced the Spaniard will be tempted into a return to the club, telling GiveMeSport that Spurs are ‘confident’ they will keep their man in the summer.
Jones said: “As far as Spurs are concerned, they’re confident the player is not going to agitate a move at this point.”
Reguilon has been Spurs’ first-choice left-back since signing from Madrid 18 months ago, and has contributed nine assists since.
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Reguilon has been one of the few players who have seen a consistent run of games for Spurs this season, and it would be a big blow if he was to exit in the summer.
It would make sense for Madrid to bring back Reguilon due to the severe lack of cover in the left-back area and the significantly low price that it would cost them.
With the price set at £27.5m, Spurs will be hoping Madrid opt against activating the clause in his contract, as Daniel Levy may feel that he can get more than this for Reguilon in the future.
With Conte seemingly searching for a new defender, if Reguilon was to depart Spurs in the summer, then he will have to widen his search to the left side as well, which may cause the Italian an unwanted headache.