Tottenham Hotspur Confirm Signing of Sergio Reguilon

Sergio Reguilon
Reguilon has left Real Madrid for Tottenham Hotspur | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid full-back Sergio Reguilon, and hinted at the imminent arrival of fellow Merengues star Gareth Bale.

The 23-year-old had long been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, but with neither side able to come to an agreement, Spurs swooped in and agreed terms with both club and player.

Reguilon's announcement has been eagerly anticipated by Lily Whites supporters, and it appeared to arrive on Saturday evening. Spurs retweeted a tweet that the defender had sent in 2013, which read 'Mañana soy del Tottenham' (tomorrow I am Tottenham's), and the club replied by simply saying 'Hoy*' (today*).

This deal was confirmed minutes later, as Spurs released a proper video, with the Spain international wearing the Tottenham shirt. He then answers a phone call in the video and says in Spanish, 'Hello my friend, I think it's your turn,' hinting at the imminent arrival of Gareth Bale from los Blancos.

Bale's return to White Hart Lane was quickly confirmed soon after.

Reguilon spent last season on loan at Spanish outfit Sevilla, where he won the Europa League, knocking out Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United on the way to the final.

Speaking in his first interview since joining Spurs, the defender stated he was itching to get started, and can't wait to work with 'world class players and a world class manager.'

"I really like the philosophy of the club and the coach, those were the things that made me want to come here; the desire to grow, the vision of the club, and I'm eager to grow as a player. Tottenham has world class players and a world class manager. I can't wait to start working with him.

"I saw the training facilities, they are incredible! Honestly, I didn't expect it to be so big, beautiful and pristine, and I can't wait to start training there with all my teammates. I talked a lot with Bale, regarding everything, the club, the city, the new stadium."