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'Brilliant' Spurs talent earns late international call-up to replace injured player

Spurs full-back Sergio Reguilon has been called up to the Spain squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Kosovo.

The Tottenham defender missed out on the initial Roja selection for the September international break.

However, Luis Enrique has now called up the 24-year-old following an injury to Jose Gaya.

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The Valencia captain was forced off during the 4-0 win over Georgia on Sunday night.

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Gaya has withdrawn from the Roja squad, and the Spanish national team Twitter account confirmed Reguilon would be replacing him.

Reguilon has five Spain caps to date and he will be hoping to add to that total in Kosovo.

However, Barcelona star Jordi Alba is the most likely player to replace Gaya in the starting XI.

Reguilon has made 39 competitive appearances for Spurs following his September 2020 move to Tottenham from Real Madrid.

BBC pundit Micah Richards deemed him “brilliant” following his display in January’s 1-1 draw with Fulham.

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