Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon probably expected to have his future well decided by now. The Premier League and La Liga kick off this weekend and Reguilon is still treating a small injury in Valdebebas. The young defender will have to decide between accepting Manchester United’s great offer or extending his loan deal with Sevilla, according to a report from AS.
Joining the Red Devils would be great for his career. It’s clearly the better offer salary-wise and he would also be a starter in a big, historic club like United. However, Reguilon knows that United simply wouldn’t accept a buy back —or even an option to match offers for him— and that would bring his hopes of playing for Madrid to an end.
On the other hand, he could also buy some time and join Sevilla on loan for another season. There, Reguilon wouldn’t have to spend time adapting to a new system, coach or teammates and would be a starter from day one. That would mean that he would be back with Madrid in the 2021 pre-season having proved his value for another season. Marcelo would be a year older and potentially Reguilon could compete with Mendy for the starting job going forward.
It won’t be easy for Reguilon to make this call and Real Madrid seem to be keen on both options, given that United are reportedly offering around €30 million. If Reguilon is indeed the one person who has to make the final decision, it’s likely that he chooses to bet on himself and play for Sevilla another year. Reguilon is a fighter and a true madridista, so it would make sense both for Real Madrid and for the young defender to buy some more time and meet at Valdebebas a year from now.