Real Madrid Transfers: 3 reasons why bringing back Sergio Reguilon would be a terrible idea

Real Madrid, Sergio Reguilon (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Sergio Reguilon (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Sergio Reguilon
Real Madrid, Sergio Reguilon (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Since the start of the 2021/22 season, there have been transfer rumors linking Real Madrid back to a player they sold in the summer 2020 transfer window. Sergio Reguilon joined Tottenham Hotspur after being close to signing with Manchester United, and now there are fans wondering if the Spanish left back could make his way back to Madrid after two seasons in London.

However, it is very unlikely Reguilon returns to Los Blancos after being one of the top three left backs in LaLiga for the 2019/20 season – a campaign in which he also won the Europa League with Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla.

Here are three reasons why it is not in Real Madrid’s best interests to make a play for Reguilon in the summer 2022 transfer window.

Sergio Reguilon will be too expensive

Usually when Real Madrid have a buy-back clause for a player, that means they can bring them back to Madrid on the cheap. That was the case for two players who were foundational pieces in the three-peat era, as Casemiro re-joined from Porto and years before that, Dani Carvajal made his way back to the Spanish capital after one sensational season with Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga.

On the other hand, buying back Sergio Reguilon would cost Real Madrid 40 million euros. That is an awful lot of money for Real to spend on a buy-back deal. I do not even think Reguilon would go for that much on the open market. Sure, he is a quality left back who is entering his prime at 25 and has some potential re-sale value, but I am not sure anyone would pay more than 25 million euros for Reguilon if given the choice.

Zinedine Zidane was OK with Real selling Reguilon after his loan to Sevilla, because he viewed Ferland Mendy as the superior option at left back. I do not think that sentiment has changed within Valdebebas either. Real have priority transfer targets at other positions, so spend 40 million euros on Reguilon at left back would be a waste of money.