Sergio Reguilón | A Progressive Solution to Manchester United’s Left Back Woes

Photo: Reguilón, on loan from Real Madrid, was one of Sevilla's key players in their Europa League campaign

Manchester United seem to have finally put their foot on the accelerator as we’re starting to see incessant transfer activity from the Red Devils. Since securing the signature of Donny van de Beek from Ajax, our first senior team signing of the summer, we’ve been constantly getting linked to players like the much-touted RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano, and Sergio Reguilon, who spent the last season at Sevilla on loan from Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane has decided to stick with Marcelo and Ferland Mendy as his primary options for LB, which frees up Reguilon to potentially leave this summer for a fee in the region of £20-30 million. Real will seek a buy-back clause, as the player wishes to be a Galactico himself one day. It is unlikely United would agree to an insertion of a buy-back clause.

Let’s have a look at the player…

Club Career

Photo: The Spaniard might be deemed surplus by Los Blancos

Reguilón joined the Los Blancos youth setup in 2005 as an 8-year old. He got his first loan move in August 2015 to UD Logrones but was used sparingly, leading to a return back to Bernabeu. He returned to Logrones in August 2016 on a 1-yr loan deal, but this time as an undisputed starter. He scored 8 goals during the campaign and even slotted four against Athletic Bilbao in the same match. Upon returning to RM Castilla, Reguilon was the first choice in Santiago Solari’s side.

He successfully renewed his contract in May 2018. He was promoted to the main squad in August 2018, by then Real Madrid manager, Julen Lopetegui, with whom he was reunited at Sevilla. The Spaniard made his professional senior debut in October 2018 as a starter in Real’s 0-1 loss against CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League. Reguilon was loaned to Sevilla for the 19/20 season. He had a successful loan spell by all measures, winning the Europa League in the process. The talented left-back played a major part in dismantling the favorites of the competition - Manchester United.

Why does Manchester United need Sergio Reguilón?

The 23-year old Spanish International has dazzled everyone with his ability to move forward the pitch and attack the ball. He can switch the play from one flank to another, causing problems for the opposition while backing off, leading to spaces being left in the defense. Reguilón is