KEY POINTS

  • Real could demand over $23 million for Reguilon
  • He won the Europa League with Seville last season
  • He has emerged from Real's youth system

Real Madrid are reportedly planning to demand more than $23 million as a transfer fee for left-back Sergio Reguilon.

Reguilon, who was loaned off to Seville for the 2019-20 season, has struggled to break into Zinedine Zidane’s side, and, therefore, Real Madrid will be happy to cash in on the left-back at the ongoing summer transfer window.

The 23-year-old emerged from Santiago Bernabeu’s youth system before he made his senior team debut with Real Madrid in 2018. He played 22 competitive matches in his debut season with the Spanish giants. His reputation has bettered in recent weeks after he played a part in Seville’s Europa League victory. Seville defeated Inter Milan 3-2 in the final earlier this month in Cologne.

The 2019-20 season was also his first full year of La Liga play as he made 31 league appearances for Seville, helping the side finish in the top four, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid. With Marcelo and Ferland Mendy currently battling for the left-back position in Zidane’s squad, there is evidently no place for Reguilon.

 Sergio Reguilon of Seville Sergio Reguilon of Seville Photo: Getty Images | Robbie Jay Barratt

Spanish media outlet Marca has claimed that while Seville boss Julen Lopetegui is keen on having Reguilonon a permanent basis, the defender is being chased by other top European clubs as well.

It was previously reported that Chelsea were targeting the Spanish defender. However, with the arrival of Leicester’s left-back Ben Chilwell, the Stamford Bridge doors are believed to have closed for Reguilon. The Marca report has revealed that the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham and Italian sides Juventus and Inter Milan are keeping a close eye on Regulion’s transfer situation.

Moreover, Reguilon's performances with Seville have also rewarded him with a much-deserving maiden national call-up. Spain national team’s manager Luis Enrique has included several new faces in the squad ahead of the upcoming UEFA Nations League, including Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati, Wolves striker Adama Traore, Ferran Torres, Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, and Reguilon.