In securing the arrival of Sergio Reguilón from Real Madrid, Tottenham have succeeded in signing one of Europe’s leading left-backs. At the age of 23 while on loan from Real during 2019/20, Reguilón was so influential a figure in Sevilla winning the Europa League he already appeared ready for first-team football under Zinedine Zidane.
Instead, it is likelier to be another title-winning manager at the Bernabéu, José Mourinho, and Spurs who benefit from his finest years. “One of the players that could show that Real Madrid traditional desire to compete against Barcelona was Reguilón,” Mourinho said before even his appointment in north London, demonstrating he has been an admirer for a significant period of time. The success of Reguilón and their new right-back Matt Doherty could even determine Spurs’ 2020/21.