Manchester United monitoring £23m Europa League winner


Manchester United monitoring £23m Europa League winner

After signing Donny van de Beek from Ajax for £40 million, Manchester United have shifted their focus on other areas of the pitch, and they are now monitoring Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.


The Spanish full-back is reportedly available for just £23 million, with Zinedine Zidane preferring Ferland Mendy and Marcelo to the Spaniard.


Reguilon spent the 2019/20 season with Sevilla, helping them to their sixth UEFA Europa League win and to finishing fourth in La Liga.


United are after a left-back to compete with Luke Shaw, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring to play Brandon Williams on the right rather than on the left, and Reguilon could be the perfect signing for the Red Devils.


With Diogo Dalot set to leave the club, shifting Williams to right-back will leave a hole at left-back that Reguilon could fill.


Reguilon impressed last season at Sevilla, being very solid defensively, but also contributing to the attack, registering 1.5 dribbles per game, whilst also managing 1.3 key passes every game.


Defensively, he managed 1.8 tackles per game, also managed an average of 1.2 interceptions last season.


Reguilon is represented by Kia Joorabchian, who is the agent of current United player Andreas Pereira, and was also the agent of former United player Carlos Tevez.


Whilst United did not opt for a left-back earlier on in the season after the emergence of Williams, earning the Englishman a new four-year contract at the club, it has become clear that the club wants to add to their defensive line, especially after missing out on Ben Chilwell, who moved to Chelsea from Leicester City for £50 million earlier on in the summer.


The other options at full-back at United include Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo, yet none of them impressed Solskjaer, with Dalot and Rojo being set to leave the club.


Signing Reguilon would be a very smart decision, helping the club to add strength in depth, not just in the starting eleven, with such competition helping the squad progress.