According to a report in Wednesday’s paper edition of AS, via Sport Witness, Chelsea are ‘in the lead’ to sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon – with the Galacticos looking to offload him despite an impressive campaign on loan at Sevilla.
As per this report, Zinedine Zidane’s side ‘like’ the 23-year-old but don’t see him in their plans next season – they are therefore open to any potential buyers who could take Reguilon for a reasonable fee.
Who would be a better Chelsea signing?
Real apparently value their left-back at around £22.5 million, representing a noteworthy alternative to highly linked Chelsea target Ben Chilwell – who could cost almost four-times as much at £80 million (The Times).
Chelsea may have the advantage in signing Reguilon as well, with AS claiming he is keen on a potential move to the Premier League despite Napoli wanting him.
Reguilon, nowhere near Chilwell’s sky-high valuation, could be a very wise alternative to the Englishman considering his performances over 2019/2020 for Sevilla.
Starting 29 matches, Reguilon is an adept attacking full-back who loves to overlap and thread key passes through to teammates (WhoScored) – averaging 1.3 per 90 in the league.
His most recent heroics in the Europa League, an assist against Man United to help Sevilla through to the final, highlight the fact he could be a big-game player and bargain addition for the Blues.
Whether or not Marina Granovskaia makes the left-back a priority is yet to be seen, but he might be a sound Chilwell alternative.
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