Reports suggests that the defender has been offered to the Red Devils by Real Madrid.
Sergio Reguilon is being closely monitored by Manchester United who have reportedly tabled an initial offer to Real Madrid in order to sign the left-back. Reguilon had a sensational season with Sevilla, on loan from Real Madrid, in the 2019-20 campaign, where he was voted as the best left-back in the league.
The 23-year-old has found it tough to establish himself in the first-team at Real Madrid, but has garnered much attention due to his outstanding performances at Sevilla, where he won the UEFA Europa League with the club, beating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the semi-finals.
With Manchester United now turning their focus on recruiting Sergio Reguilon after completing Donny van de Beek’s signing from AFC Ajax, we take a look at five reasons why the Red Devils must secure his services.
5. Competition to Luke Shaw
Even after having improved his performances in the last couple of seasons, Manchester United fans would agree that Luke Shaw definitely needs some competition at the left-back position. The Englishman’s career at United has been marred with injuries and yet is the first name on the lineup whenever he is fit.
Sergio Reguilon will directly challenge him for the starting left-back position at Manchester United and the healthy competition might just bring the best out of both players and motivate Shaw to keep himself injury-free for longer periods. Moreover, youngster Brandon Williams can be shifted to his natural right-back position as back-up to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
4. An attacking wing-back
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likes to shift to a three-man defence with two advanced wing backs when his team comes up against opposition that sit back and defend. In these scenarios, Luke Shaw is employed as the third left-sided center-back where he has performed well.
In such situations, Sergio Reguilon will certainly be a massive upgrade over Brandon Williams in the left wing back role at Manchester United as the Spaniard loves to make runs down the flanks and deliver dangerous crosses into the box for the attackers.
3. Ticks the right boxes as a transfer target
Since Solskjaer was made permanent manager of Manchester United, the players he has recruited have all performed better than expected and they all tick a few important categories. The trend seems to suggest that the transfer target should be a versatile, young and fast player that fits the system.
Sergio Reguilon is only 23-years-old, extremely fast and has the capability to not only play as a full-back but can hurt the oppositions in advanced attacking positions as well, due to his attributes. Both his and Ole’s style of gameplay seem to be an ideal match made in footballing heaven.
2. Squad depth
One of the biggest challenges Solskjaer faced in the last campaign was a lack of quality options on the bench. Manchester United played over 61 games in a long dragged out season and often looked stretched out in terms of player fatigue. Lack of squad depth meant Solskjaer had to rely on the starting lineup to get a positive result.
Sergio Reguilon’s recruitment will definitely add to the overall squad depth at Manchester United and considering his European exploits, the Spaniard could be the go-to option when the Red Devils begin the UEFA Champions League campaign in the upcoming season.
1. Price in the transfer market
Sergio Reguilon is a Real Madrid player right now and the club is looking to sell to resolve their financial situation. The full-back is valued in the region of €30-35 million. For a young 23-year-old who has an European trophy and the tag of the best left-back in the La Liga, that amount is a bargain.
In a post-pandemic transfer market, this has to be the smartest transfer move if successfully completed. The stars could not have aligned better for the Premier League giants to land him. A few reputed outlets have reported that Manchester United have opened the talks by tabling a €30 million bid for Sergio Reguilon.