Tottenham could announce the signing of Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon on Thursday having beaten Manchester United to a £27million deal. The Red Devils refuse to accept Real Madrid’s demand that a buy-back clause be inserted into Reguilon’s contract, but Spurs have agreed.
United had wanted to recruit Reguilon as competition to Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams but they made it clear they would not entertain the possibility of a buy-back clause.
The one-cap Spain international’s representatives then entered advanced negotiations with Spurs and an agreement on a contract has been reached.
Reguilon will sign a five-year deal and Spurs have given the green light to a buy-back fee of around £41m (€45m), which is £14m more than they will pay to sign the defender in the first place.
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It was previously thought the 23-year-old was keen on playing in the Champions League at United, with Spurs resigned to the Europa League this season.
But the Spaniard will instead link up with Jose Mourinho and co, with the north London club also agreeing to let Real Madrid match any bid they accept for Reguilon in the future.
And according to the Evening Standard, Reguilon is completing his medical in the English capital today and tomorrow (Wednesday) and could be confirmed as Spurs’ latest signing at some point in the next 24 hours.
He will become the club’s fourth new addition after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty, while they are also working hard to bring Gareth Bale back to the club on loan from Real Madrid.
Reguilon impressed on loan at Sevilla last season and produced three goals and five assists as the La Liga side won the Europa League, beating United on their way to the final.
Fabrizio Romano explained on his Here We Go podcast of the latest developments: “What happened in the night was that we had contacts between the player and Tottenham.
“It was not easy because Reguilon was convinced to join Manchester United. He was keen and ready to join Manchester United.
“It was normal that he was going to play the Champions League with Manchester United.
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“That’s why Tottenham had to speak with the player and it was not so easy to convince him.
“But also, once they had the call with Jose Mourinho everything had changed.
“Jose Mourinho was involved in this deal, he had a call directly with Reguilon and personal terms have also been agreed and contract for five years.
“Everything is ready, Reguilon will be a Tottenham player and they are organising for the plane to come and medicals.
“Everything is done, paperwork will be signed on next hours and Reguilon is a Tottenham player.”
The Londoners are meanwhile likely to offload Danny Rose to free up funds, with Kyle Walker-Peters another full-back to have been sold this summer, joining Southampton.
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