Nottingham Forest are interested in taking Tottenham Hotspur left-back Sergio Reguilon on loan for the season, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
The Lowdown: Position at the club
After falling out of favour at Spurs under manager Antonio Conte, the 25-year-old’s future at Hotspur Way seemed uncertain as Fabio Paratici prepared for a busy summer in the transfer market.
However, his position soon became clear after he was omitted from Tottenham’s squad for their pre-season tour of South Korea, alongside the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele, who have now left the club.
The Latest: Ornstein’s news
After a lack of interest so far this summer, Ornstein has shared news of a Premier League club considering making a loan move for the Spain international.
Taking to Twitter, the reliable journalist claimed:
“Nottingham Forest considering taking Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon on loan. Talks between clubs in recent weeks as #NFFC seek cover for Omar Richards. #THFC would want full salary covered if 25yo goes. He’s approaching match fitness.”
Shifting the full-backs wages off the books would bank Daniel Levy £2.5m for the year.
The Verdict: Disappointing situation
Reguilon arrived at Spurs in 2020 bearing the weight of high expectations after joining from La Liga giants Real Madrid in a deal worth up to £32m.
At the beginning of last season, the 25-year-old was a guaranteed starter in Nuno Espirito Santo’s starting eleven, in which he played the full 90 minutes in the side’s first eight Premier League games.
However, under Conte, the Spaniard’s playing time has become far more sporadic. Reguilon featured in the starting team 13 more times, often being substituted early on in the second half.
Having failed to make an appearance so far this season, a move away from north London seems to be the best option for the left-back, who needs a fresh start to get his career back on track.
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