Tottenham Hotspur are hopeful that Sergio Reguilon will not be interested in a return to Real Madrid in the future, hence the gamble on accepting a buy-back clause in the deal which saw him join the club this week.
As reported by The Guardian, Tottenham have spent £27.6 million on Reguilon but agreed to a potential €45 million (£41m) option for Real Madrid to bring the Spaniard back to the Bernabeu.
Football.London has now given some further information on the matter and claim that Real Madrid’s option will run through the summers of 2021 and 2022 and would be worth a profit of £15 million to Spurs.
Reguilon is still seen as a potential long-term replacement for Marcelo for Los Merengues.
However, the report makes it clear that Reguilon would still need to agree to a move to Real Madrid.
Tottenham are hoping that a prominent role at Spurs, with a guaranteed left-back slot going forward, will convince Reguilon not to make the move back to the Spanish capital.
It is quite the tactical gamble from Tottenham, who are clearly banking on Reguilon becoming so settled at the club that he decides a move back to Spain is not the best move over the next two years.
Tottenham fans will just hope he demonstrates the sort of form that has Real Madrid tempted to activate such a clause.