Report: Spanish club now keen on Tottenham man who’s hardly played this season, Conte doesn’t want him
The Italian manager made it clear in the summer that a number of players were surplus to requirements.
Tottenham’s record signing Tanguy Ndombele ended up going to Napoli on loan.
Giovani Lo Celso was another player allowed to leave by Conte, and he joined Villarreal on a temporary basis.
Finally, Conte allowed left-back Sergio Reguilon leave the club, as he joined Spanish giants Atletico Madrid on loan.
Like Winks, injury has seriously hampered his time away from Spurs, managing only 21 minutes of football this season.
Real Sociedad want Reguilon in January
However, Real Sociedad are keen to take over the loan obligations from Diego Simeone’s side for the rest of the season.
Reguilon had a number of Premier League admirers in the summer before eventually settling on a move to Spain.
The wing-back is a quality player, and looked brilliant when he first arrived in north London.
However, he never really settled into Antonio Conte’s side.
Once Perisic arrived at Spurs he knew his minutes were going to be limited.
Reguilon would be competing for minutes with former Bournemouth defender Diego Rico if he were to sign for Real Sociedad.
A permanent move away from Tottenham has to be on his mind for the summer.
He needs to prove his worth in the second half of the season to make that happen.
Whether the two Spanish sides can negotiate what would like be a complicated deal is yet to be seen.
Whatever happens, Reguilon should be fully fit when the season restarts, giving him plenty more opportunities to impress wherever he’s playing.
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