Pundit amazed by Spurs' summer signing


Tottenham enjoyed an excellent summer transfer window.

They have strengthened in a number of key areas, bringing in reinforcements to Jose Mourinho’s squad that are designed to catapult the club into being genuine contenders in multiple competitions.

The headline-grabbing arrival was, of course, Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid, but the likes of Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Carlos Vinicius, Joe Rodon and Joe Hart further bolster the squad, while Sergio Reguilon has already made a major impact.

The left-back also came in from Real, this time on a permanent deal, and one pundit thinks that the deal to sign him was something of a masterstroke.

The 23-year-old has been excellent since his arrival, playing seven times in all competitions, including a star turn in the 6-1 thumping of Manchester United at Old Trafford.

And his impact has blown away former Premier League manager Alex McLeish, who has managed the likes of Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Rangers, Scotland, and Nottingham Forest.


Speaking to Football Insider, he waxed lyrical about the diminutive Spaniard.

He said: “Reguilon has hit the ground running, he’s come straight to Spurs, right in the team and he’s playing to the level you would expect a player from Madrid coming in.

“When you see the attacking prowess that he has, his recovery speed etcetera, that is everything that you want from a new player coming into your team.

“It’s so pleasing for the manager when that happens, when you’ve bought a new player and he’s fitted in straight away and you go: ‘Awh, we’ve got a good one there.'”

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

McLeish is spot on here.

Reguilon has been superb since his arrival and this was an exceptional deal for Spurs to do.

Ben Davies was the club’s first-choice left-back last season but he did not provide an assist at all in the 18 games he played in the top-flight.


He does have one to his name this season but that totals one goal involvement in 24 games.

Reguilon, by comparison, has two in three in the top-flight this season already, including a pin-point cross for Bale’s winner against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend.

It is a marked upgrade, and Spurs should be delighted with their acquisition.

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