The lowdown: Out of favour
He was called ‘brilliant‘ by BBC pundit Micah Richards this time last season, who gushed over his mixture of speed, crossing and defensive ability.
Fast forward 12 months however, and the 25-year-old Spain international has found himself behind Ryan Sessegnon and Ivan Perisic in the pecking order under Antonio Conte recently and could therefore be looking elsewhere for regular action, especially with a World Cup later this year.
The latest: Two clubs battle
It’s claimed that both want Reguilon on an initial loan move, however, Lazio would be keen on making the deal permanent at the end of the season.
The report also states that the Spaniard – who was described as ‘phenomenal’ by journalist Alasdair Gold – is ‘deemed surplus to requirements’ at Hotspur Way.
The verdict: Come back soon
Yet to be named in a match-day squad this season by Conte, it seems highly unlikely that Reguilon will get an opportunity this term barring a major injury crisis.
As such, allowing the marauding full-back to leave and obtain regular senior action would be the best move for all parties, although Spurs would be best to avoid an option to buy at this juncture in order to reassess their options next summer.
Albeit both are clearly favoured in terms of quality, Sessegnon faces a pivotal campaign having been plagued by injuries and at 33, it’s unclear whether Perisic will be able to cope with the rigours of an entire Premier League campaign as well as cup duty.
Valued at £22.5million and under contract at Tottenham until 2025 (Transfermarkt), there is certainly no rush for the Lilywhites to cash in and a loan exit with a view to returning would definitely suit all parties.
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