Everton ‘bid £18m for Real Madrid left back Sergio Reguilon after impressive loan spell with Sevilla’… as Carlo Ancelotti searches for replacement after Leighton Baines’ retirement
- Everton are in hot pursuit of Real Madrid’s Spanish left back Sergio Reguilon
- Reguilon has impressed during a season-long loan with LaLiga side Sevilla
- The Toffees bid is likely to spark some competition for the highly-rated defender
- Real Madrid are likely to sell the left back with other strong options in defence
The Toffees’ offer is expected to make other clubs perk up and ignite a flurry of activity for Reguilon, who was voted LaLiga‘s best left back last season.
The left-back played a crucial role on loan at Sevilla for the past campaign, where he helped them achieve a fourth-placed finish in the league and qualify for the Champions League.
Everton have tabled an £18million offer for Real Madrid left back Sergio Reguilon
The Toffees bid should spark a flurry of activity for Reguilon, who impressed on loan at Sevilla
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is looking to fill the void left by Leighton Baines’ retirement and is also hoping to give more competition for Lucas Digne after making the £18m bid, via Sky Sports.
However, Frenchman Digne could also be on his way out from Goodison Park, with Chelsea registering an interest in him as Frank Lampard continues his hunt for a new left back.
Whilst Madrid rare Reguilon highly, they already have plenty of strong options in the left-back position, such as Marcelo and Ferland Mendy.
Real Madrid are looking to raise funds and Reguilon is likely to leave with other strong options
Zinedine Zidane is hoping to raise around £180million in funds this summer, as he aims to clear out some of his squad to help deal with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sevilla are hopeful that they can keep Reguilon for another season but understand they will face heavy competition from teams looking to buy rather than loan.
Everton have until October 5 to get a deal over the line after the summer transfer window dates were altered due to the pandemic.