Atletico Madrid have confirmed the capture of former Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon on loan from Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur.
The Spanish left-back came through the youth ranks at Los Rojiblancos’ local rivals but made his name during a loan spell at Sevilla in the 2019/20 campaign. Following that Tottenham signed in the summer of 2020 in a deal worth around €30 million.
Reguilon made a solid impression in his first season in London, but the arrival of Antonio Conte saw the left-back fall out of favour quite rapidly at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Having seen his game-time reduce over the second half of the last season, Reguilon was completely frozen out this summer by Conte, with Tottenham even signing Ivan Perisic as his replacement.
Reguilon had been in talks with several clubs over a potential exit, but ultimately it is Atletico Madrid who have clinched his signing on loan for the rest of the season.
As per the terms of the agreement the Colchoneros will be covering the entirety of his wages for the duration he is on loan, while there is no option or obligation to buy included in the operation.
Reguilon arrives as a replacement for Renan Lodi, who completed a loan transfer to Premier League newbies Nottingham Forest on Monday.
The former Real Madrid left-back has not played in a competitive fixture in nearly four months and will likely take time to be integrated into Diego Simeone’s side at the Civitas Metropolitano.
Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in key Atletico Madrid duo
According to MARCA, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest in signing key Atletico Madrid stars Yannick Carrasco and Jan Oblak and could look to make a move for the duo in the summer.
Tottenham and Atletico have fostered a good working relationship in recent times, with the Rojiblancos signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from the Premier League club in the summer.
Following that, the Colchoneros secured the signing of Matt Doherty in January on a free transfer after Tottenham handed him a letter of freedom so that he can join the La Liga club.
Now, it is being claimed that Tottenham could look to capitalise on it and act on their interest in both Carrasco and Oblak.
Carrasco has been a topic of interest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time now. The Lilywhites have even made attempts to sign him in the past but were unable to pull off the transfer.
However, with the 29-year-old reportedly disgruntled at Atletico, a summer exit could be on the cards. Barcelona have secured an option to sign the winger for a fee of €20 million in the summer, but Tottenham could offer more if they are serious about signing him.
Meanwhile, Oblak has also been on the radars of Tottenham for some time. With captain and first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris nearing the end of his career, the north London club have identified the Slovenian ace as a possible replacement for the Frenchman.
Oblak has been a permanent fixture in the lineup at Atletico Madrid for close to a decade now. But he harbours hopes of playing in the Premier League while he also wishes to challenge for trophies – something that has not happened at Atletico this term or the last season.
It could compel him to consider a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano, and Tottenham would be lying in wait if such a scenario materialises.