Tottenham Hotspur have been provided a boost in their attempts to keep Sergio Reguilon in North London and away from the clutches of Real Madrid – as Defensa Central claims Zinedine Zidane is surprised by Miguel Gutierrez.
Reguilon, 24, joined Tottenham from Real Madrid for a fee believed to be in the region of £28million – but that Real have the chance to buy Reguilon back for £43million in the summer of 2021 or 2022, as per Football London.
Since his move to Spurs, he has established himself as the club’s first-choice left-back. He has laid on six assists in 32 appearances and provided an attacking outlet – he is a player that Daniel Levy and Spurs will be desperate to keep.
Now, they have been provided a boost despite Real’s buyback clause. In what is the first of two summers in which Real can re-sign Reguilon with the clause, Defensa Central states that Madrid will not do so in the next window.
That is because Defensa Central report Zidane has been impressed, and surprised, by 19-year-old Gutierrez. So much so, that the Spain youth international might be used as a replacement for Marcelo – instead of re-signing Reguilon.
TBR’s view – Keeping Reguilon is crucial ahead of next season
Spurs need to build this summer, not replace players. They need a centre-back or two, a goalkeeper, a right-back, another winger if Erik Lamela – and maybe Gareth Bale – leave, and even a replacement for Carlos Vinicius.
They need to spend what money they have on those positions, and not waste time replacing players that they sell. So, keeping Reguilon is crucial and Spurs can be somewhat relieved at the progression of the impressive Gutierrez.