Manchester United ‘set to move for Real Madrid left back Sergio Reguilon’… as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster defence after Spanish star’s impressive spell with Sevilla
Manchester United have become favourites to land Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon after putting an offer on the table for the highly sought after 23-year-old, according to reports.
Reguilon is likely to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer as Ferland Mendy and Marcelo have established themselves as Zinedine Zidane’s first-choice defenders.
Reguilon has been tempted by the Red Devils offer as he has been assured of a starting place at Old Trafford, according to AS.
Manchester United have become the favourites to land Real Madrid left back Sergio Reguilon
Having played a crucial role on loan at Sevilla for the past campaign – helping them achieve a fourth-placed finish in the league and qualify for the Champions League – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes Reguilon will strengthen United’s left back position.
Last season the spot was occupied by Luke Shaw – who was withdrawn from their Europa League campaign due to an ankle injury – and 20-year-old academy product, Brandon Williams.
Despite having his heart set on returning to Real Madrid, Zidane has added Reguilon to his list of players he is hoping to sell, to raise £180million in funds this summer to help deal with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Spain Under 21 international is likely to cost United around £25m with Real Madrid adding a buy-back clause in the contract.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to add strength to the left back position ahead of new season
The 23-year-old had impressed during a season-long loan with LaLiga side Sevilla last season
Reguilon will also have the opportunity to prove himself on the European stage as United are in the Champions League.
Although Sevilla have been hopeful of keeping Reguilon for another season, United reportedly hold the upper hand in negotiations as they are able to offer him a long-term deal.
Having already bought Oscar Rodriguez from Madrid this summer, Sevilla would be looking for another loan agreement without an option to buy.