Manchester United are set to submit an opening bid for Sergio Reguilon ‘soon’ according to the usually reliable Fabrizio Romano.
The emerging left-back Reguilon, who played an absolute blinder against United in the Europa League semi-final, is looking to take his next step within football.
Currently a Real Madrid player, Reguilon isn’t going to find regular playing time at the Santiago Bernabeu. So right now he’s considering his options…
According to Romano, United are set to submit an opening bid for the 23-year-old ‘soon’. Romano also adds that personal terms will not be an issue if United and Real Madrid can reach an agreement on the fee.
Romano suggests that United have been considering a move for ‘days’, though he’s insistent that Edward Woodward will not pay the £27.6m (€30m) asking price. For a player of Reguilon’s calibre, it seems strange United aren’t willing to cough up.
To me, the major problem is that buyback clause. What’s the point in signing Reguilon, developing him and allowing Real Madrid to swoop in and sign the Spaniard whenever they want? If that clause cannot be removed, I wouldn’t go ahead with this deal.
Should United bid for Sergio Reguilon?
I’d say so. Reguilon represents an upgrade to the starting line-up. At just over £27million, which the potential for massive sell-on value, why not make the move?
United’s interest does seem genuine, we covered an update last week, also from Romano. He previously suggested that the Reds are in constant talks with Real Madrid.
Simply put, Reguilon is a player that every manager would like. Yes, it’d be harsh on Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams, but that’s the nature of the business.
Madrid aren’t going to let Reguilon leave easily, but with Sevilla out of the race, United must feel like they’re in the driver’s seat. Now, it’s down to the board to go out there and back their manager. Hopefully, we’ll see a deal materialise before the October 5th deadline.