Real Madrid open to deal for Spurs man who has not progressed, but on one condition

Date published: Monday 11th October 2021 2:29 - Matthew Briggs

Sergio Reguilon Marta Diaz arriving at the No Time To Die World Premiere September 2021

Real Madrid are reportedly open to the idea of re-signing Sergio Reguilon, but only if they get a sizeable discount, claims a report.

The idea of the full-back returning to Madrid is one that has been floated previously. In fact around 12 months ago the 24-year-old opened up the prospect of a return when he labelled Madrid his “home”.

Reguilon arrived at Spurs from Real Madrid in September 2020 for a fee which could rise to £32m.

Real though made sure they had a buy-back option on the deal. And that has prompted regular talk of a return to the Bernabeu.

The full-back has also made it clear it was not his choice to leave Madrid. He has previously pointed the finger at the LaLiga club and former boss Zinedine Zidane.

Speaking to Onda Cero, relayed by Libertad Digital, last year he said: “I’m not in Madrid because it’s something that wasn’t up to me.

“My conscience is very clear. You can’t be frustrated about decisions you don’t get to make. I didn’t get to speak with [Zinedine] Zidane.”

Now the talk has emerged once more with Defensa Central claiming “Real Madrid has neither decided nor ruled out on the re-purchase of Sergio Reguilon”.


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€40m too high for Real Madrid

The clause is set to expire next summer, so Real have less than 12 months to get their man back. And apparently they intend to negotiate a reduction on the price which will help them make a decision on a deal.

A price of 40m is understood to be too high for Real, because the player “has not made a notable leap in quality in London”.

Florentino Perez will try and negotiate with Daniel Levy. The pair know each other from their talks of Gareth Bale’s transfer from Spurs to Real in 2013.

Real are hoping an offer of between 30m and 33m will be enough for Spurs to sell Reguilon. Los Blancos believe he has not progressed as expected in England, despite a very good start.

Perez and Madrid are believed to rate Reguilon. In fact they think he has “a lot of potential” but will not pay more than his initial transfer fee in 2020.

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