Brentford have opened talks with Tottenham Hotspur over the loan signing of Sergio Reguilon.
The Spaniard, 27, spent the first half of the season on loan at Manchester United, making 12 appearances in all competitions. Erik ten Hag had injuries for Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia to contend with and made the move to sign Sergio Reguilon as cover. As Shaw and Malacia are understood to be close to returning, the Red Devils decided to cut short the 27-year-old’s loan at the start of this month.
Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou is seemingly happy with his options at left-back, as Reguilon looks set for another loan spell away from north London. Brentford boss Thomas Frank is keen on bringing the Spanish left-back to the Gtech Community on loan for the second half of the season. Talks over a move to Brentford are reportedly in the final stages, although a final decision is yet to be made by the player as several clubs are interested in his services.
Brentford closing in on Sergio Reguilon
Thomas Frank’s options at left-back have been limited for some time this season after a long-term injury to first-choice Rico Henry. A serious knee injury sustained in September has ruled Henry out for the campaign, while Aaron Hickey is expected to miss the remainder of January with a thigh problem. Saman Ghoddos—who filled in as a makeshift left-back during the festive period—is away with Iran at the Asian Cup.
As a result, Frank wants to add a new left-back to his defensive ranks and is interested in signing Sergio Reguilon. The Spaniard is an experienced campaigner and would be a solid addition to Brentford. With his dynamism, running power and crossing ability, he could make the left wing-back spot his own. He wants to leave Tottenham for regular game time and could get that at Brentford for the remainder of the campaign.
Spurs loaned the Spaniard to Atletico Madrid for the 2022/23 campaign. Despite featuring in the pre-season tour under new boss Ange Postecoglou, Reguilon was allowed to join Man United for the first half of this campaign. Postecoglou and Spurs do not feel that the ex-Real Madrid man is good enough to play for the first team.
Reguilon has a contract with the North London club until 2025, thus, this summer would be the perfect time to cash in on him. For now, a loan move would make sense, and it looks like Brentford are closing to agreeing a deal with Spurs for the loan signing of Reguilon, although it remains to be seen whether the player wants the move to the West London club.
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