The lowdown: Reguilon out of favour
Signed from Real Madrid for £32m as part of the deal which saw Gareth Bale make a temporary return to the Lilywhites in 2020 (Sky Sports), the 25-year-old initially appeared to be ready-made for life in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho.
However, the Spain international has flattered to deceive in north London so far and has seemingly been deemed surplus to requirements at Hotspur Way following the signing of Ivan Perisic.
The latest: ‘Very strong interest’
It’s claimed that the ‘footballer’s entourage’ has told the outlet that the admiration from Camp Nou is ‘very strong’, whilst Inter and Sevilla are ‘lurking’ in the background at present.
The tweet also states that Reguilon – who was once hailed as a ‘quality’ player by ex-Leeds striker Noel Whelan – is currently in ‘no hurry to close his future’ despite being left out of Spurs’ pre-season tour of Asia by Antonio Conte recently.
The verdict: Replacement required?
While the arrival of Perisic in addition to existing options Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies means that the left wing-back position is relatively well stocked at Hotspur Way, losing Reguilon could still see Fabio Paratici return to the market for further reinforcements.
All three of the aforementioned potential operators can play in alternative roles, and Sessegnon in particular has had his time in N17 plagued by repeated injury issues. Therefore, another addition would be a welcome boost to Conte’s ranks should the marauding out-of-favour Spaniard eventually depart as expected.
Equally adept as a conventional left-back and in an advanced area, Reguilon scored twice and provided three assists in 31 appearances across all competitions last term, proof of an ability to provide a continued output when called upon.
Holding a perceived market value of £22.5m and under contract until 2025 (Transfermarkt), Spurs can afford to hold out for every penny of a previously mooted £25.7m asking price. As such, his mooted departure could be some way off from being a foregone conclusion just yet, given the widely reported financial woes at Barcelona.
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