Tottenham intensifying their ploy to sign La Liga defender

Jose Mourinho vs Crystal Palace

Where Tottenham finish next season is anyone's guess.

Over the transfer window, they have arguably been left behind by their rivals.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have all spent vast sums on improving their squads and they probably aren't done yet.

Liverpool will be strong again while Arsenal have improved their defensive line too - they are also reinvigorated under Mikel Arteta. 

As for Spurs, they have been operating in a different market. Cheaper deals have been the order of the day for Daniel Levy whose club has felt the effects of failing to qualify for the Champions League and the ongoing pandemic. 

A move for Gareth Bale has been mooted by the Spanish media but it remains to be seen whether he does actually return.

We've heard stories of the Welshman coming back to England for numerous years now.

Daniel Levy

However, let's turn our attentions to someone else at Real Madrid.

Reports in recent days have unearthed more on full-back Sergio Reguillon. Both Spurs and Man United have been interested in the defender but it looked as though the Red Devils had leapfrogged their Premier League rivals. 

That was after it was revealed that United were willing to make an offer for his services. 

However, a fresh update from AS (via Sport Witness) suggests that Tottenham are intensifying their plans to prise him away from Spain.

Spurs are very much interested in the player and Mourinho has supposedly called him up to personally entice him with a move to north London. 

Levy is usually the man who heads up the negotiation process but it appears as though the manager is heavily involved in this one too.

Reguilon has previously been quoted at £22m.

Sergio Reguilon

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

It's easy to hail Mourinho for the job he's done since taking over at Tottenham but the fact of the matter is that they still finished outside the top four.

A main part of that was the defensive mistakes that crept in. 

The Lilywhites conceded 48 goals in just 35 matches with the Portuguese at the helm so there is clearly a need to improve the backline.

They have made positive strides by signing Matt Doherty but adding Reguilon to that back four would be the icing on the cake. 

Sergio Reguilon

He was superb last season and has "lightning pace" that he uses to his advantage to be able to get himself and the team out of trouble.

Last term, the 23-year-old left-back made 1.8 successful tackles per game but was also pretty strong in the air with 1.3 aerial duels won a match.

If we compare that to Ben Davies, he is ahead in terms of challenges but behind when it comes to headers. 

That being said, he offers plenty more going forward than the Welshman.

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