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Lopetegui and Sevilla Interested in Reguilon Loan

Various reports in Spain have suggested that the Andalusian side are heavily interested

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Sergio Reguilon was one of the break-out stars for Real Madrid last season. The left back was the first choice for Santiago Solari and was one of the few bright spots in a dark season. Having risen through every single one of Madrid youth ranks, the Canterano has earned his way to the first team. Though, with the recent arrival of Ferland Mendy and Zidane’s apparent desire to re-discover the best of Marcelo, Reguilon is expected to leave on loan.

In a report by Cadena Ser as well as El Chiringuito, which was later confirmed by Marca and AS, Sevilla are said to be confident of being able to secure the loan signing of Reguilon after the Mendy deal was announced. Lopetegui was the coach who promoted the fullback to the first team after his tremendous preseason, and now looks set to reunite with his former player. He is the preference for both Monchi, Sevilla’s sporting director, and Lopetegui.

If true, Sevilla would be a good landing spot for Reguilon. He would more than likely feature as the starting left back for a well establish La Liga and Europa League team, gaining experience both in Spain and abroad in Europe. If Lopetegui opts for a defense of four, rather than the wing-back system previously utilized by Machin, then Reguilon would likely be favored over current left-wing back, Escudero. Cross-town rivals, Real Betis, are also said to be interested if they end up losing Junior Firpo. Reguilon’s next move will be crucial in order to ensure his continued development and eventual return to Real Madrid. The left back can become, and should become, a household name at the Bernabeu as long as his progress is not stunted.

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