The lowdown: Exit imminent
Out of favour under Antonio Conte, Reguilon appears certain to seal a departure from Hotspur Way prior to the September 1 transfer deadline.
The 25-year-old has garnered plenty of attention throughout the summer transfer window, with Barcelona at one time seemingly the leading protagonists.
However, now it appears that another La Liga powerhouse could be set to take ex-Real Madrid ace Reguilon back to Spain…
The latest: ‘In talks’
As per Football London’s Rob Guest, Atletico Madrid are believed to be ‘in talks’ with Tottenham to sign the 25-year-old left-back.
It’s claimed that Fulham and Lazio are ‘also keen’ on the six-cap Spaniard as Reguilon is ‘no longer’ in Conte’s plans at Spurs.
The report states that Tottenham ‘need to move on’ the man once hailed as ‘one of the best’ in his position in Europe by Lilywhites correspondent Alasdair Gold.
The verdict: Best option
Allowing a player of Reguilon’s calibre to leave on loan and not sit around waiting for an unlikely opportunity is by far and away the best outcome for all parties this summer.
Clearly surplus to requirements in Conte’s ranks at present having been left out of each matchday squad so far following the resurgence of Ryan Sessegnon and the arrival of Ivan Perisic, the Spaniard needs to obtain first-team football elsewhere, particularly ahead of a World Cup later this year.
Under contract at Hotspur Way until 2025 (Transfermarkt), it remains to be seen whether Reguilon can return to north London and fight for his Tottenham future, but for now, hopefully, Fabio Paratici can thrash out a temporary departure, even if it is to a potential UEFA Champions League competitor.
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