Sergio Reguilon will not leave Tottenham any time soon despite the £43million buyback clause Real Madrid inserted into his Spurs contract.
That is according to ex-Spurs hero Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively with Football Insider amid the Spaniard’s injury absence.
The 24-year-old left-back has missed Spurs last five matches with a muscle setback but is widely regarded to have performed well in North London since his £28million summer move from Real Madrid.
His performances have impressed Los Blancos to the degree that the La Liga champions are considering exercising the buyback clause which would net Spurs a £15m profit on his original fee, according to Spanish outlet Sport.
But Robinson is not worried about the prospect of a Bernabeu return for Reguilon as the current financial climate and the player’s own wishes make it highly unlikely.
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I’m not really concerned, not with the finances the way they are at the moment in Spain. I think that would probably price anyone out of a move.
“Yes, you can trigger a buyback clause but people forget you can’t sign a player if he doesn’t want to go. The two clubs can agree a fee but at the end of the day if the player doesn’t want to go then they can’t sign him.
“If he’s enjoying playing under Mourinho, enjoying life in London, playing well, and a bid comes in for him then he doesn’t have to go.
“I can’t see Spurs letting him go. He’s been very good this season.”
Reguilon is a Real Madrid academy graduate and played 22 times for the Spanish giants in total.
He won his first Spain cap in September 2020 and has gone on to play five times for the national side.