As per Italian journalist Raimondo De Magistris, Atletico Madrid have formally submitted a request to sign Tottenham Hotspur left-back Sergio Reguilon on loan for the rest of the season.
Reguilon, a former Real Madrid player, left Los Blancos in the summer of 2020 to sign for Tottenham Hotspur. While he was a regular in the side for the first eighteen months of his stint in England, his game-time took a hit after the arrival of Antonio Conte as manager last year.
The Spaniard is completely out of favour at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium currently, with Conte exiling him from first-team training and preferring to use Ryan Sessegnon and Ivan Perisic as the left-sided wing-backs.
Reguilon has been made available for sale and there have been multiple clubs interested in his signing. Lazio in Serie A are keen while there is also interest from newly-promoted Premier League club Nottingham Forest.
And now, as per the report, Atletico Madrid have also shown an interest in signing Reguilon and have submitted a formal request to bring him to the Civitas Metropolitano on loan for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.
Despite his past association with Real Madrid, Reguilon would welcome a transfer to Atleti, potentially due to the prospect of playing in the Champions League.
Atletico Madrid have Reinildo Mandava as their primary left-back at the moment. And with the second choice in the position, Renan Lodi, being linked with an exit, there would be room for Reguilon in Diego Simeone’s squad.
So, it will be interesting to see if the ex-Real Madrid star ends up making his way to the Metropolitano or decides to join some other club, as an exit from Tottenham Hotspur looms large for the left-back.
Atletico Madrid will try to sign Arsenal, Liverpool target for free in the summer
Atletico Madrid saw a lot of movement during the January transfer window as they saw several players leave, while also bringing in a couple of new faces in.
But one player who they tried to sign and could not is Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram.
Indeed, according to AS, was on the top of director Andrea Berta’s list for the winter window as he is in the final six months of his contract. But, Gladbach asked for a fee of around €10-12 million to offload him, which prompted Atletico Madrid to move for Depay instead.
But the report states that Thuram continues to be on the agenda at the Civitas Metropolitano and Berta will try to sign him again in the summer transfer window.
However, there will be intense competition for the 25-year-old’s services given that he will be available for a free transfer at the end of the season.
Juventus and Inter Milan have shown an interest in Thuram, but there are a lot of clubs in England wishing to sign him up.
Indeed, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are all said to be gunning for the French forward’s signing while more clubs could join the list of his suitors as days progress.
So, it will be important for Atletico Madrid to achieve a top-four finish in La Liga and qualify for the UEFA Champions League for next season if they wish to attract a player of Thuram’s capability and calibre.
The 25-year-old has netted 13 goals and set up four more in 19 matches across all competitions. His ability to play anywhere across the frontline makes him an attractive prospect for interested parties such as Atletico.
But given the intense competition, Diego Simeone & co. will need to act swiftly if they wish to sign Thuram.