Sergio Reguilon became a target for Manchester United this summer after he was offered to the Premier League giants. He made his Tottenham debut against Chelsea on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup.
The interest always seemed exaggerated because this wasn’t a player United approached Real Madrid over, so they were never going to agree to a deal with his former club that would give them a buyback option, as per The Metro.
Tottenham signed the left-back, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla, for a fee of around £28m (via GOAL).
It would be fair to say he did not make the greatest first impression for José Mourinho’s side, but they still won the tie on penalties to put Frank Lampard under pressure in the early stages of the season.
Chelsea full-back and fellow Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta made easy work of Reguilon’s defender in the 19th minute as the Spurs new boy recklessly dived in. Two seconds later Timo Werner opened the scoring with his first goal since joining the Blues.
Here’s what United fans had to say on social media, with most thinking the club dodged a bullet not signing him even though it’s early days yet for the Spain international:
Azpilicueta turned Reguilon into a fidget Spinner😭😭, we dodged a bullet https://t.co/77eZX0YHFd
— Trey (@UTDTrey) September 29, 2020
— Kieren. (@MufcKieren) September 29, 2020
Reguilon getting sent on his debut, we were always clear 👍 pic.twitter.com/zd6UHLGiqM
— 🌊™️ (@RealistGlizzy) September 29, 2020
Sergio Reguilon is never playing for Real Madrid. Dodged a bullet there! #MUFC
— @ndY (@anandshnkr) September 29, 2020
Anybody glad we didn’t sign Reguilon then? #MUFC
— Dan McLeish (@DXMCL) September 29, 2020
Reguilon is shocking!!
— Terry Flewers (@terryflewers) September 29, 2020
looks like we dodged a bullet with Reguilon…#MUFC
— MerlinUnited (@MerlinUnited) September 29, 2020
Meanwhile, United are being heavily linked with FC Porto’s Alex Telles. The Telegraph report United are £6m off with their valuation of the player, who is free to speak to foreign clubs in January as his contract expires next year.