Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly planning to sell left-back Sergio Reguilon this summer.
The Lowdown: Conte’s second-choice
The 25-year-old has struggled to cement a place in Antonio Conte’s wing-back system, but with Ryan Sessegnon sustaining a hamstring injury against Everton last month, the door opened for the Spaniard’s return to the starting XI.
However, Reguilon was dropped from the side that played out a goalless draw at the Brentford Community Stadium as Sessegnon returned to fitness, which has fuelled speculation that the former’s future at Spurs might be up in the air.
Now, it’s believed that a Spanish club have registered their interest in the six-time international ahead of the upcoming transfer window, and Conte is ready to cut him loose.
The Latest: Interest from the homeland
According to Football Insider, a direct club source has stated that the north London giants will ‘listen to offers’ for the £25.2m-rated ace at the end of the season, and would be happy to sell him ‘at the right price’.
The report goes on to say that the fee needed to complete a deal would be ‘far less’ than the initial £43m buy-back option that’s available to Real Madrid, so the Lilywhites will not bank a significant profit.
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The Verdict: Right time to go
Having only made 22 Premier League starts this campaign, not to mention the fact that he has dropped down the pecking order since Conte has taken charge, it would be no surprise to see Reguilon look elsewhere in a bid to find more game time.
The full-back has shown glimpses of quality throughout his time in England, scoring two goals and providing nine assists in all competitions, as per Transfermarkt, but has never quite managed to hit the heights that the hierarchy would have no doubt been hoping for.
Once dubbed as being a “phenomenal” player by Spurs journalist Alasdair Gold, Reguilon clearly has the potential to have an established successful career, but as long as the Italian manager is at the helm, it’s highly likely that it won’t be in the capital.
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