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Man United drop out of the race for 23-year-old Europa League winner



Reguilon is closing in on Tottenham move (Getty Images)

Manchester United pull out of Sergio Reguilon race

According to Forbes (h/t Express), Manchester United will not make a bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon, as they believe he is bound for rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The 23-year-old Reguilon came through the youth ranks at Real Madrid before breaking into the senior team in 2018 under Julen Lopetegui. However, following the return of Zinedine Zidane last year, his game time took a hit.

With Real Madrid signing a new left-back last summer, Reguilon was loaned out to Sevilla. And the Spaniard flourished under the tutelage of Lopetegui, finishing the 2019/20 season as the best left-back in La Liga.

Sergio Reguilon won the Europa League with Sevilla (Getty Images)
Sergio Reguilon won the Europa League with Sevilla (Getty Images)

Reguilon even played a key part as Sevilla went on to win the UEFA Europa League. He made a solid impression against Manchester United in the semi-finals.

In spite of his exploits, Reguilon’s situation at Real Madrid will not change this season. This had led to speculations over his future, with interest from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. (h/t Express)

However, as per the report from Forbes, Manchester United will not be pursuing the signing of the Spanish international. This is because they believe that Reguilon is poised to sign for Tottenham soon.

Furthermore, it is claimed that United are content with the current left-back options in Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams, who penned a new long-term contract not long ago.

Brandon Williams is set for a long stay at Manchester United
Brandon Williams has impressed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Getty)

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It is true that both Shaw and Williams impressed in parts last season. However, Shaw’s injury record remains a concern, while Williams is not experienced enough to be used regularly at the Champions League level.

So signing another quality left-back like Reguilon would have been a good move for the club, more so considering that he is available for only £27m. However, it seems like the club will let Jose Mourinho win this one.