How Man United's Refusal to Accept Two Real Madrid Clauses Helped Tottenham All But Seal Sergio Reguilon Transfer

Sergio Reguilon
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Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly beaten fellow Premier League rivals, Manchester United to the signing of Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, with the north London club understood to have agreed to pay £27.5million for the left-back.

The defender was made available by the Los Blancos after it emerged that manager, Zinedine Zidane did not see him as part of his plans for the next season and it emerged that United were in the drivers seat to land the 23-year-old and had even agreed to meet Madrid’s £27.5m valuation of the Spaniard.

However, the Express has now revealed that Tottenham pipped United only because the Red Devils did not agree to two additional clauses put in by Madrid. The first one being the buy-back clause that they wanted to insert into any deal, with the second also relating to a clause which would allow them to match any bids made for him in the future, even if they were below the £37m buy-back clause.

This did not go down well with United who found the terms unacceptable which in the end has worked in the favour of Tottenham who have no qualms of their own. Spurs currently have the likes of Danny Rose, Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies as options at left-back and it will be interesting to see how
Reguilon fits in at the club.