After much speculation, the Sergio Reguilon transfer saga has finally come to a close as Sergio Reguilon joins Tottenham on a permanent deal. The Spanish full-back has signed a 5-year deal with the Premier League outfit. Initially Manchester United was leading the race but they stepped back because of the buy-back clause that Real Madrid wanted to implement into the contract paper. Tottenham agreed to the terms and conditions of Real Madrid and went through the deal and now Sergio Reguilon joins Tottenham on a permanent deal. The deal was announced by Spurs across their website as well as their social media accounts.
Sergio Reguilon joins Tottenham: Contract details
As Sergio Reguilon joins Tottenham, the premier league club will pay around £30 Million to Real Madrid as they complete a 5 year deal for the Spanish full-back. Real Madrid has implemented both the buy-back clause (around £ 40-45 million) and the pre-emption clause. This means if any club makes a bid for Reguilon in the next years, Tottenham must call Real Madrid and check whether they can match the bid. The main people involved in making the done deal were Kia Joorabchian and Borja Couce.
Sergio Reguilon: Career At A Glance
Now that Sergio Reguilon joins Tottenham, let’s have a look at his career. Reguilon joined the La Fabrica in 2003. Later on, he joined the Real Madrid youth setup in 2005. He came out as an academy graduate on 5th August 2015 and was loaned to Segunda Division B team UD Logrones for that season. He made his debut on 23rd August 2015 in a 3-0 win against SD Compostella. The next January he returned to Madrid where he joined the reserves team – Castilla.
Again in August 2016, he was loaned to UD Logrones where he was a regular starter and also scored 8 goals during that season. Upon returning to the Castilla side once again he was a regular starting XI player for Santiago Solari‘s side. That year he was promoted to the main team by Julen Lopetegui. He made his debut for the senior side in a UEFA Champions League match against CSKA Moscow that resulted in a 1-0 loss for Los Blancos. He made his LaLiga debut against Real Vallodolid on 3rd November 2018 in a 2-0 win. The next season he was loaned to Sevilla where he won the UEFA Europa League 2019/20. Reguilon made his Spanish senior team debut on 6th September 2020, against Ukraine in a 4-0 win for the Spaniards in UEFA Nations League.
What change can the Spanish full-back bring to White Hart Lane
Reguilon has been exceptionally well this season with Sevilla. Mourinho‘s tactics of overlapping full-backs will suit him perfectly and that would help create chances for Tottenham from wider areas. The wide play at the flanks would increase with the arrival of the Spaniard and would give the London side an extra thump.
He is an ideal modern-day left-back with some serious pace. His ability to move up and down the pitch is extraordinary. His ability to track back is great. Last season he assisted four times for Sevilla. Tottenham will be possessing a great threat with deep-lying players like Reguilon and Aurier.
Tottenham finished at 6th place last season and will be playing UEFA Europa League qualifiers which are not acceptable from a club like Tottenham Hotspurs. So Jose Mourinho along with Daniel Levy is looking to introduce players like Reguilon and Bale to bring the glory days back to the London side. Fans are excited about this signing and are hopeful for some top-class display of football.
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