Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has poured cold water on claims from Spain that Manchester United have bid for full-back Sergio Reguilon, but does confirm that the player is being moved on.
As reported here yesterday, there have been conflicting reports emerging from the Spaniard’s home country about a possible transfer to United, with AS reporting that the Red Devils have made an approach, Sport and ABC claiming that a €30 million (£26.8m) bid has been lodged and Marca claiming that Reguilon is almost certainly heading back to Sevilla for another season-long loan.
Romano’s version of events is different again, as he claims that a deal for the Real Madrid man is ‘not advanced yet with Man Utd – proposed to many clubs’ – confirming in a later tweet that United is amongst those clubs.
not advanced yet with Man Utd – proposed to many clubs
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 4, 2020
The statement tells us two things, first, that United have not submitted a bid yet as Sport and ABC have claimed, and second, that Real have decided to sell the 23-year-old rather than loan him again, as Marca have claimed.
With Luke Shaw the current incumbent of United’s left-back position and Brandon Williams a capable understudy, many fans believe that it should not be a priority area for this transfer window. However, Reguilon is a modern-style attacking full-back in the mould of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and as such would allow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to operate different formations to those suited to the current side.
The Athletic reports that Reguilon ‘is an elite ball-progressor for his position’ but that ‘that attacking focus would come at a cost though for United as [he] is a far weaker one-on-one defender than Shaw.
‘The Spaniard would improve the side but his possible addition would ask a lot from the person playing at left centre-back,’ the outlet notes.
It remains to be seen whether United will decide that is a gamble they want to take and add the talented Spain international to their roster, but if Romano is correct – and he usually is – that decision has not been taken yet.
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