Sevilla have signed Sergio Reguilón on a one-year loan without the option to buy from Madrid making him their seventh transfer this summer.
The 22-year-old Spanish left-back established himself as part of Real’s first team last season but has recognised playing time will be limited under Zinedine Zidane in the forthcoming campaign.
Reguilón, a graduate of Real’s esteemed youth set-up, made no fewer than 22 appearances in all competitions across 2018/19 and was earmarked by many as Marcelo’s long-term successor.
However, the arrival of Ferland Mendy from Lyon has moved Reguilón further away from Zidane’s plans, which subsequently led to a temporary exit from the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
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Reguilón’s switch coincides with Monchi’s first transfer window since returning to the club where he made his name. During his first run as sporting director, Monchi took Sevilla from looking in from the outside to becoming one of Spain’s most stable teams as well as a presence in European football.
Much of their success was down to smart business dealings in the transfer market. Monchi created a reputation as a guru when it came to discovering under-the-radar talents before selling them on for a high price. So far this summer he presided over seven new arrivals before signing Reguilón – if you include the obligation to purchase Maximilian Wöber’s from Ajax a permanent deal after the Austrian centre-back spent the last six months in Seville on loan.
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Five key things to know about Sevilla’s busy summer…
- Reguilón is the seventh new face at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan this summer.
- He joins Jules Koundé (Bordeaux), Munas Dabbur (RB Salzburg), Diego Carlos (Nantes), Lucas Ocampos (Marseille), Joan Jordán (Eibar) and Luuk de Jong.
- Maximilian Wöber, who joined on loan from Ajax in January, has seen his temporary deal become permanent.
- Sevilla’s spending under returning sporting director Monchi has nearly surpassed £100m
- Reguilón, a graduate of Real Madrid’s academy, has made 22 senior appearances to date.