Man Utd theory pulls plug on defender interest as Tottenham enter pole position

Jonny Whitfield

Real Madrid full-back Sergio Reguilon will “soon” move to Tottenham despite interest from Manchester United, according to a report.

Several reports have indicated strong United interest in the 23-year-old, who recently arrived back from Sevilla.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly an admirer of the Spaniard as he looks to bolster his ranks. Indeed, Solskjaer has reportedly led the charge with a four-year contract offer.

However, the same claim stressed that Reguilon feels torn between making a move to Old Trafford and signing up to another spell in Seville.

According to Forbes, United hold less of an interest than what previous speculation suggests.

While Reguilon has featured on the club’s radar, the Red Devils are reportedly not considering a firm bid for him.

What’s more, United’s theory is that media outlets are using their name in a bid to drive up interest in the player.



Reguilon is in fact closing in on a move to Tottenham, the latest report claims, with Spurs to complete the move “soon”.

Spurs’ current first-choice left-back is Ben Davies, who is looking for a strong season after injury last term.

Behind him, however, Danny Rose is likely to leave, with Serie A side Genoa strong contenders for his signature.

As for United, Solskjaer feels content with his options on the left flank. Luke Shaw has struggled with injuries in the past but he and Brandon Williams are likely to remain in competition.


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Solskjaer’s more pressing concern is the hunt for a new centre-back, Forbes adds.

RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano is a strong target, although the Red Devils will target a move next summer. Indeed, Leipzig insisted last week that he would be staying at the club this season.

Meanwhile, Chris Smalling could yet stay at Old Trafford.

The Englishman thoroughly enjoyed his loan spell at Roma but he could provide competition for the likes of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

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