Manchester United have snapped up Tottenham full-back Sergio Reguillon on a season-long loan after a deal for Marc Cucurella collapsed.
The 26-year-old emerged as United’s first choice yesterday after Marc Cucurella’s involvement in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup win over AFC Wimbledon in midweek complicated a potential transfer.
Sergio Reguillon completes Red Devils switch
The deal for the Spaniard is a straight loan as United continued their search for a new left-back until the eleventh hour whilst Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia recovered from significant injuries.
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According to Sky Sports, the short-term deal includes a break clause which means Reguillon can return to his parent club Tottenham in January if all parties agree the transfer has not gone to plan.
Speaking for the first time as a United player, Reguillon said, “In life, you have to be ready for everything and the chance to represent this great club with such an illustrious history is one that I could not turn down.
“Having spoken to the manager, I know what he needs from me, and I am ready to play my part in helping the team to achieve success.”
Moreover, Reguillon will cost less than Cucurella would have done in wages- giving them the best chance of also striking a deal for Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat whilst remaining within the parameters set within UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations.