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Journalist Claims Real Madrid Defender Has Been Offered To Manchester United: Mistake By Zidane?

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In a recent tweet, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claimed that Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon has been offered to Manchester United this summer. This development follows Estadio Deportivo’s claims from earlier this month when they revealed that the player’s transfer was in jeopardy as Los Blancos were pushing to include a buy-back clause which the Red Devils might not entertain during this summer transfer window.

Reguilon’s Successful Season-Long Loan Spell At Seville Last Season

Reguilon encountered a productive loan spell with Sevilla last season when he put in a run of eye-catching performances as Julen Lopetegui’s first-choice left-back. The Madrid-born defender appeared in 38 fixtures for the Spanish side in the previous campaign, finding the back of the net on three occasions while grabbing five assists for them in the process across multiple competitions.

The Spanish U-21 international finished the 2019-20 campaign with a bang as he helped Sevilla lift the UEFA Europa League trophy after beating Inter Milan by a narrow 3-2 scoreline in the final last month. Reguilon is quite useful in the way he conducts himself at both ends of the pitch after averaging 1.8 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 1.4 clearances, 0.9 shots, 1.3 key passes and 1.5 dribbles per game in La Liga and the Europa League. The 23-year-old even made 81.6% of his attempted passes in the Spanish top tier which proves just how well he can distribute the ball down the left flank (stats via whoscored).

Real Madrid's Reguilon has been offered to Manchester United (Reguilon is in action in the picture)
Sevilla’s Spanish defender Sergio Reguilon controls the ball during the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC against Valencia CF at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on July 19, 2020. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

What Are The Spanish Left-Back’s Best Attributes?

Reguilon is a capable 1v1 defender as he possesses the pace to keep up with the opposition out on the wide areas. He can also use his quickness to pose a threat down the left flank and is a decent crosser of the ball that saw him pick up five assists for Sevilla last season. The Spanish player tends to position himself well to make a well-timed tackle and is not shy of clearing his lines when being outnumbered by the opposition.

Did Zidane Make A Big Mistake By Offering Reguilon To Manchester United This Summer?

Real Madrid’s decision to offer Reguilon to Man United could come back to bite them as the talented full-back has the potential to become a world-class player at his position someday. He has what it takes to be a perfect understudy to Marcelo and Ferland Mendy at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Therefore, Los Blancos should only consider sanctioning Reguilon’s exit if they can include a buy-back clause to ensure that they are capable of bringing him back if he ends up fulfilling his potential in the years to come. As for the player, it makes a lot of sense for him to switch clubs this summer in search of more first-team football in the upcoming campaign.

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