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Tottenham Hotspur left-back Sergio Reguilón has spoken out about his relationship with Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, revealing that the two did not speak before their move to the Premier League.
Reguilón left Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, having been at the club since he was eight years old.
After an impressive loan period at Sevilla, the Spaniard switched to Tottenham, for a fee of approximately £ 25 million. Since then, he has continued acting, recording three assists so far this season.
Despite his strong spell at Sevilla, it appears that Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane did little to prevent the 24-year-old from leaving the Bernabéu last summer.
In an interview with the Spanish newspaper Diario AS (quoted by TeamTalk), Reguilón confirmed that he and Zidane did not speak of his transfer to Spurs.
“We are not talking. Did I speak to Zidane before I went to Tottenham? No. Was I hurt or surprised? No, not at all.”
These comments come amid reports that Real Madrid hope to bring the defender back to La Liga in the near future.
As part of the deal, Tottenham agreed to put a buyback clause on Reguilon’s contract, which reportedly costs around £ 40 million. The Spanish giants are apparently willing to pay this fee as they look for a replacement for Brazilian defender Marcelo, who is now 32 years old.
However, Reguilon’s comments suggest that he would not return to the Bernabéu soon, although a change of coach could make a difference.
If the Spaniard returned to Real Madrid, he would face a tough challenge to enter the starting eleven. Former Lyon player Ferland Mendy currently occupies the left-back position, establishing himself as one of the best full-backs in the league.