Reguilon honest over dead relationship with Zidane

Date published: Wednesday 30th December 2020 10:33

Sergio Reguilon

Spurs defender Sergio Reguilon has revealed his relationship with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is non-existent.

The 24-year-old  joined Jose Mourinho’s side from Real for a fee of around £28million in September.

After a thriving loan spell at Sevilla last season Tottenham swooped to land the left-back a permanent deal.

And it seems Zidane did not try and stop the transfer despite three goals and five assists for their LaLiga rivals and being named the best left-back in the league last term.

Reguilon told an interview with Diario AS: “We are not talking. Did I speak to Zidane before going to Tottenham? No. Was I hurt or surprised by it? No, not at all.”

Earlier this month reports emerged that Real Madrid were reportedly hoping to re-sign  Reguilon next year, following his impressive start to life with Tottenham.

The LaLiga giants made sure to insert a buy-back clause into the deal for thee Spain international.

According to Spanish source Bernabeu Digital (via talkSPORT), the buy-back fee stands at £41m and Real officials are willing to activate it.

The report stated that under-pressure Real chief Zidane wanted to replace veteran star Marcelo at the Bernabeu.

And Reguilon’s form at Spurs had made him the favourite to replace the Brazilian.

Reguilon has continued that form in England, registering three assists in 15 appearances for Tottenham.

However, his time under Jose Mourinho could be short-lived, if Real do decide to make their move.




Reguilon hints at Madrid return

Reguilon has previously spoken about his time with Real and refused to rule out a return to the club.

He said: “Madrid is my home and where I grew up.

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“In the future you never know but the possibility is there. I didn’t speak to the boss, it was more with the club.

“I know what they think of me, I had to take a decision. Time will tell. I didn’t ask for explanations.”

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