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

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Real Madrid, Fran Garcia
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Real Madrid can buy back another left back for cheaper

Sergio Reguilon isn’t the only fullback whom Real Madrid hold a buy-back clause for. Levante right back Jorge de Frutos has long been on the Royal White radar. But on the left side, there is also another option in LaLiga, no less.

Rayo Vallecano’s Fran Garcia impressed last season in the second division, and now that he is in the top flight, he continues to make a name for himself. Garcia has been one of the best left backs in LaLiga this season, and he looks ready to be a part of the Real Madrid squad and replace Marcelo as the backup to Ferland Mendy.

Better yet, Fran would be a LOT cheaper than Reguilon. Whereas the Tottenham man would set Madrid back a whopping 40 million euros, Fran’s price is set at a mere fraction of that amount. The Rayo standout would cost the Merengues just five million euros. Talk about a steal. For five million euros, Real could bring in one of the best players at the position in the league – and the young man is still only 22.

Although I would take Reguilon’s 2019/20 over Fran’s 2021/22, the difference is not huge by any means. So Real Madrid could buy a player three years younger than Reguilon for an eighth of the price, even though this player would be just as good in a backup role as Mendy.

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Miguel Gutierrez looks even better than Fran, to be honest, but at five million euros, the Rayo left back may be too good of a deal to say “no” to. In any case, bringing him back would be a much better deal for Madrid than exercising the buy-back clause for Reguilon. Both are established first-team left backs in a top league, and while Reguilon may have more name recognition, that counts for nothing to Madrid. If they are going to buy anyone back, it would be Garcia. Reguilon should not even enter the equation with Garcia on the table for just five million.