Sergio Reguilon admits it would be “good” to return to Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur left-back Sergio Reguilon has admitted that he would like to return to former club Real Madrid at some point in his career.
The 24-year-old Madrid academy graduate left the Santiago Bernabeu over the summer after failing to hold a permanent place in the starting lineup with Spurs paying £ 25million to sign him and offering its former employers an option to re-sign before 2022.
Reguilon has excelled since arriving in England, leaving some Spurs fans worried that Los Blancos might see him as a long-term replacement for Marcelo, 32, and the left-back admitted to AS he wouldn’t be. against a return to the Bernabeu.
“I don’t know,” he said when asked to return to Real. “Every time they ask me about Madrid, I say they gave me everything, it has always been my home.
“Will I ever come back? It does not depend on me. I’m focused on my thing, but that would be nice. ”
There have been numerous speculative reports suggesting that Real Madrid are interested in signing Reguilon again, but a major issue could be Zinedine Zidane’s presence in the dugout in Madrid.
An AS report in October discussed the miserable relationship between Reguilon and Zidane. The boss is believed to have pushed on his departure by admitting that Reguilon won’t be on his side, and Ferland Mendy’s signing was even said to have been made to push Reguilon off the board.
Whether this is true or not is up for debate, but Reguilon admitted he had not even spoken to Zidane before leaving the club during the summer.
“No nothing [about Zidane’s behaviour] surprised me, ”admitted the left-back.
“In Madrid, it’s very difficult to get out of the academy and stay too. To get to the top, young players have to do a number of things and it is very difficult to stay a graduate of the academy. We have to fight. and be lucky.
“But it’s clear that Real’s academy is working very well because they have top footballers in the big teams. That says a lot about how it works there. ”
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