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Man Utd keeping tabs on Real Madrid left-back – is he worth the money?

Sergio Reguilon

A name that will haunt the more eagle-eyed of Manchester United fans is that of Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid. This is because the Spanish 23-year-old featured at left-back for Sevilla in their 2-1 win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

He has now returned to the capital after spending a year in the south of Spain on loan with Sevilla after winning the Europa League with the Andalusian side…

Such a season with Sevilla has caused the youngster to turn the heads of some of the biggest clubs in the sport. It is said that Man Utd and Tottenham Hotspur are most interested in Reguilon, although Leicester City are now in need of a left-back after losing their fantastic Ben Chilwell to Chelsea for around £45milllion.

However, the current asking price for Reguilon would take quite the chunk out of the budget for Leicester as it stands at 20 to 25 million euros.

Man Utd could afford the services Sergio Reguilon, who has recently been called up to the Spain squad. A great achievement for any player.

Solskjaer’s side would benefit from Sergio Reguilon. During last season, Brandon Williams was heavily relied on to cover the full-back positions when injuries occurred. Despite the youngster taking his opportunity expertly well, taking some pressure off him whilst he continues to develop would benefit all parties involved. But…

Is Reguilon worth the money?

Real Madrid boss and French legend Zinadine Zidane appears comfortable to let the left-back go. This is because he has two other class players to cover this position; Marcelo and F. Mendy.

When comparing these left-back stars to the options at Old Trafford, it highlights a stark contrast between themselves and the Reds. Man Utd’s left-back options are Luke Shaw. Should he be unavailable, right-footed youngster Brandon Williams is obliged to cover.

The difference in the quality of personnel is something that can be made up through improvement, as both Shaw and Williams have the talent to be at such a level.

But when it comes to numbers, Man Utd need to beef out their defence. With other options being Marcos Rojo, Tuanzebe, Diogo Dalot and Fosu-Mensah. It would be fair for Solskjaer to not have much trust in his full-backs beyond Shaw and Williams, hence why bringing in a talent who just misses the mark at a club like Madrid might be good for Manchester United.

After winning a Europa League and somewhat making a name for himself, 20million euros seems a fair price, particularly for a club like Man Utd. They have shelled out on unproven talent in the past, but with the recent signings under Solskjaer going down well, perhaps this time the unproven talent is the right man for the job.

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