According to Defensa Central, Real Madrid may no longer be interested in activating Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilón’s buyback clause.
When the Spanish giants sold the 24-year-old to Spurs in September for £25 million, they included a buyback clause which will expire in two years.
This entitled them to be able to take Reguilón back to the Santiago Bernabeu for a slightly increased fee, on the basis that he also agrees to the move.
However, Defensa Central are saying that Real Madrid have been left dazzled by Miguel Gutiérrez, an academy prospect of theirs.
Los Blancos believe the 19-year-old has a higher ceiling than Reguilón, and are therefore no longer interested in snatching Tottenham’s No.3 away.
This will surely be a huge relief to Tottenham fans and Daniel Levy.
Everyone associated with Spurs has probably refrained from getting too attached to Reguilón in fear that Real Madrid were going to pinch him back.
Now, the north Londoners can rest a little easier, knowing that Gutiérrez has ‘closed the door’ on Reguilón coming back, as Defensa Central put it.
This is excellent news for Tottenham, as the Spaniard has shone since arriving in the Premier League.
Reguilón’s overlapping runs down the left, and his brilliant crossing ability, has added a new dimension to Tottenham, and a vastly different option to Ben Davies.
Hopefully, Gutiérrez continues to shine, and helps Real Madrid forget all about their buyback clause.