Paul Stewart believes playing three at the back next season would suit Sergio Reguilon down to the ground.
Tottenham-linked manager Paulo Fonseca often deploys a 3-4-3 formation, and should the Spaniard be his preferred left-sided option, could benefit from being able to push forward in a wing-back role.
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It’s a position that the former Real Madrid defender occupied on seven occasions under Jose Mourinho last season, starting with his Spurs debut when he claimed an assist in the Carabao Cup victory over Chelsea in September.
That was part of an impressive start to his Tottenham career, but an injury and loss of form meant for a tricky second half of the campaign, with his freak own goal in the penultimate game against Aston Villa leading to a sour end to his season.
But deploying a three-man defence could allow Reguilon to get into those dangerous attacking areas and add to the six assists he provided in his 36 appearances in his debut season.
And Stewart exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that Reguilon could benefit from playing higher up the pitch:
“I believe, if you’re playing a three, Reguilon will suit that position down to the ground, therefore that leaves Sessegnon playing left-sided of the three midfielders.”
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