The Spaniard was seen to be the immediate successor to Luke Shaw, whose injury concerns, has left The Red Devils exposed defensively on the left flank.
The Spaniard has allegedly agreed terms with the north London outfit ahead of a proposed €30 million move, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who believes the transfer is imminent.
Why did Manchester United reject Sergio Reguilón deal?
United had held talks with the Spaniard’s club representatives over a potential move this window.
However, discussions had allegedly stalled due to a disagreement concerning two main terms, which has allowed Spurs to seize the opportunity and race into pole position for the defender’s signature.
According to Romano, the first involved a ‘buy-back’ clause, which would have enabled the La Liga side to re-sign the defender. A factor that was off the table for United.
The second included a so-called, ‘pre-emption’ clause – should another club be interested in the player, Real Madrid have to be contacted first, so that they can match the offered sum, also out of question for The Red Devils.
Romano also suggested that United were unwilling to equal the €30 million that Tottenham bid for the 23 year-old. The former having offered €20 million, plus add-ons.
The Lilywhites have subsequently capitalised on United’s hesitancy and agreed to both terms, as per Romano, who insists Real Madrid can bring Reguilón back to the Bernabéu for a fee in the region of €40-45 million.
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