Tottenham fans finally heard the news they’ve been waiting for on Friday evening, as the club confirmed the signings of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.
Bale, 31, has returned to Spurs on a season-long loan and he’s back in the Premier League after making his name at the North London club in the early stages of his career.
The left-footed attacker returns a serial winner to add some real experience to Jose Mourinho’s squad and supporters are thrilled to have him back.
News of Bale’s return has understandably stolen the headlines, but they have also wrapped up a deal for defender Reguilon.
Reguilon has moved to the Premier League for the first time in his career on a five-year Spurs deal and is a highly-rated left-back that has come through the academy at the Bernabeu.
The 23-year-old Spain international was brilliant last season during a loan for Sevilla and helped them win the Europa League, knocking out Manchester United in the semi-finals.
Bale is convinced that teammate Reguilon is going to be a good signing for Spurs and has explained what to expect from him.
“He’s an exciting young player. I’ve been with him for a couple of years at Madrid. He did great last year for Sevilla in their season winning the Europa League,” Bale said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
“He’s an exciting young left-back, very energetic, loves attacking, great delivery. He’s a great signing, great addition to the squad and I think everyone will enjoy watching him.”
Reguilon’s signing will go under the radar, but after his first few games in a Spurs shirt everyone could realise they have pulled off a brilliant deal for him.
Mourinho’s side have signed the full-back for a fee that could rise to £32million (Sky Sports), but last season he was one of the best performing left-backs across Europe.
He’s a speed machine that is aggressive in his tackling and has a great positional season, while going forward he’s a danger, scoring three goals and setting up five assists during his season loan at Sevilla last year.
They have been crying out for an injection of some fresh blood in the full-back areas, so to secure deals for both Reguilon and Matt Doherty in the same window is brilliant business.