According to an update courtesy of the Athletic journalist David Ornstein, uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, Leicester City ‘enquired’ over Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon as a potential replacement for Ben Chilwell – but they could have been put off by the La Liga giants’ £31.7 million asking price.
Reguilon, who impressed fans and pundits alike over 2019/2020 when on loan at Sevilla, starting 29 league games and helping the club to a Europa League triumph, has also been also been on the Foxes radar as per Ornstein.
The 23-year-old, who is also wanted by Spurs, Chelsea and Man United (AS via Sport Witness), would cost a whopping £31.7m due to Madrid’s valuation, with Leicester potentially needing to pay most of the Chilwell sum to make it happen.
Should Leicester City have signed Reguilon?
Yes, amazing potential
No, Castagne is brilliant
Brendan Rodgers’ side narrowly missed out on a Champions League qualification place last season, with Man United and Chelsea leapfrogging them in the final stages.
Even though the club will be determined to not let that happen this time round, £31.7m is arguably a high price to pay for Reguilon, even if he averages more crosses into the box than all of Leicester’s full-backs from the 19/20 term – including Chilwell (WhoScored).
Timothy Castagne, who can play both as a right-back and left-back, has already put pen to paper on a deal at the King Power Stadium – nullifying the need for another defender and arguably being the better buy.
The Belgian cost just £21.5 million around a similar age bracket, with Leicester debatably making the right decision and opting for Castagne as Chilwell’s replacement.
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