Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is plotting a raid on his previous employer by looking to sign a promising talent at Everton.
Real Madrid will be allowing some players to leave the club in order to restore their financial position in the summer. The Whites are one of the richest sporting concerns in the world, but the impact suffered by them isn’t much lesser than other clubs. Therefore, there will certainly not be big signings and exits seem like a prospect via the Spanish capital.
Sergio Reguilon is among those who will be let go of should a reasonable offer come calling. The left-back spent the season out on loan with Sevilla and caught the eyes of most in Europe, especially in La Liga. Reguilon, who was discovered by Julen Lopetegui during his tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu, succeeded under the 53-year-old this season.
Zinedine Zidane has already parted company with Achraf Hakimi after not agreeing to give him a starring role next season and the 23-year-old left-back could be another farewell. Ferland Mendy’s superb form has made him the unparalleled first-choice whereas Marcelo’s experience does come in handy in the big fixtures, thereby ruling Reguilon’s possible return.
Everton are now interested in signing him, Sky Sports has reported. The Toffees have looked very good under Carlo Ancelotti but they still require defensive reinforcements. Leighton Baines’ retirement left them wanting a replacement so Sergio Reguilon has caught their attention. With that said, Lucas Digne has strongly been linked with a departure too.
The Merseyside club is willing to offer the Merengues a fee of 18 million pounds this summer for Reguilon’s services, a sum that will most probably convince the 13-time European champions into selling. However, it might not be their best of options with the club’s future being an equally important objective.
Once Marcelo hangs his boots, Mendy is the only available left-back to Zizou right now and there is not a single good academy fullback that the Merengues have produced of late. While the figure being paid by the Premier League side may look attractive to Real, it’s imperative they don’t make decisions in a haste when they still have a lot of cash.
Reguilon is wanted by Sevilla on a loan deal for yet another year and that should be the very option exercised by the newly crowned La Liga champions. The 23-year-old is one for the future and if he’s not satisfied with a second-choice role going forward, then he can be sold at an increased price as compared to now’s in a severely affected transfer market.
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