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Manchester United Willing To Make A €30m Offer For Real Madrid Full-Back: Right Fit For Ole?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent print edition, AS has stated that Manchester United ‘would be willing’ to make a €30m offer for Real Madrid full-back Sergio Reguilon during this summer transfer period. It is understood that the Red Devils are eyeing an ‘attractive offer’ and could offer the Spanish defender a four-year deal this summer (transcripted and translated by Sport Witness).

Reguilon’s Recent Emergence In Spanish Football

The 23-year-old experienced a productive season on loan with Sevilla in the last term as he produced a series of spectacular performances on the left side of Julen Lopetegui’s backline. He ended up making 38 appearances for the Andalusian outfit in the 2019-20 campaign, netting three goals and grabbing five assists in multiple competitions.

Reguilon found some consistency with his contributions in both halves after averaging 1.8 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 1.4 clearances, 0.9 shots, 1.3 key passes and 1.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga last season. He even managed to complete 81.4% of his attempted passes in the Spanish top tier, which highlights how accurate he can be with his ball-distribution out from the back (stats via whoscored).

The one-time Spanish international is an exciting full-back who is on the brink of establishing himself as a top performer at the highest level. Hence, it makes sense for the Red Devils to consider orchestrating a €30m move for Reguilon this summer.

Manchester United willing to make a €30m offer for Reguilon who 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 Will The Spanish Sensation Bring To The Table?

Reguilon is a quick and agile left-back who works hard in maintaining a good defensive shape at the back. He has proven his worth as a good tackler inside his half but hardly gets beat in a 1v1 foot chase out on the flanks. The Spanish talent is also a decent crosser of the ball which explains how he picked up five assists for Sevilla last season.

The Madrid-born full-back can position himself ideally to make a clearance when the opposition is outnumbering him inside his penalty box. However, he needs to add more end-product to his overall game if he wants to win some more trophies in the years to come.

Is Reguilon The Right Fit For The Red Devils?

Reguilon will add some variety and stability to the Man United backline that already had a stellar defensive record in the Premier League last season when they conceded just 36 goals in 38 matches. He could arguably be an upgrade over Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams at the Theatre of Dreams in the coming seasons.

At 23, Reguilon has his best years ahead of him which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might look to capitalise on if he can engineer a deal to bring him to Old Trafford before the transfer window comes to a halt next month. All in all, the Spanish left-back will be an excellent addition to the Man United squad as long as they don’t have to break the bank to land him this summer.

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