Real Madrid standout ‘close’ to signing with Manchester United

Manchester United and Real Madrid have been in constant talks for a transfer involving Sergio Reguilon, and a deal is now reportedly “close”.

Real Madrid left back Sergio Reguilon is on the road to stardom. Last season, Reguilon was a key player for Sevilla, as Julen Lopetegui’s side won the Europa League and finished fourth in La Liga to secure Champions League football next season.

While Reguilon could still be loaned to Sevilla for the 2020-2021 season, Manchester United have long looked like the most logical landing spot for him. They have been far from the only impressive suitor in Europe or even the Premier League, but United have shown the interest and have a big need for Reguilon.

According to a report from Onda Cero’s Edu Pidal, Sergio Reguilon is now “close” to completing a transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United.

Earlier, The Guardian reported that Real and United were still having some disagreements. The Red Devils were reportedly unwilling to meet Real’s asking price of 30 million euros, which seemed reasonable for a young left back coming off a great season. But secondly, United were also uninterested in agreeing to a buy-back clause.

Real Madrid have been asking Manchester United for a buy-back clause

United’s hesitance at allowing Real Madrid to get Reguilon back at a later date is unsurprising, and most big clubs don’t go for buy-back clauses. When they sign someone they see as their starter for the next several years, they want to have them around without any strings attached.

But Los Blancos also understandably wanted a chane to have Reguilon back if a spot opened for him behind Ferland Mendy at left back. Reguilon himself still dreams of being a key player at the Santiago Bernabeu, and he is well-liked by the fans.

At Manchester United, Reguilon should become the undisputed starter and a big asset to their attack as an exciting left back who can carry the ball and whip in great crosses. He’s not the most consistent defender, but he works hard and is improving.

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If an agreement ends up being reached between both powerhouse clubs headed for Champions League football in 2020-2021, then all eyes will be on both the potential buy-back clause and the overall fee. If Achraf Hakimi went for 40 million euros, then Reguion for 30 million euros is a reasonable asking price.