Chelsea have set their sights on Real Madrid star Sergio Reguilon, who is also courted by Premier League rivals Everton.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have joined Everton in the race to sign Sergio Reguilon. The Real Madrid left-back is currently one of the hottest prospects in the transfer window, having enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Sevilla in this past season.
In fact, the Toffees had reportedly submitted an £18 million bid to sign Reguilon, who is believed to be a cost-effective alternative for Chelsea’s primary left-back target Ben Chilwell. The Blues are unwilling to match Leicester City’s staggering £80 million valuation of the left-back and have thus set their sights on the Spaniard.
And for good reasons as Reguilon was most notably voted as the best performing left-back in the recently concluded La Liga campaign. He was an ever-present figure in the Sevilla backline that achieved the third-best defensive record in the league.
However, it was Reguilon’s offensive work that caught the attention of several clubs across Europe. Indeed, the left-back was involved in six goals and averaged 1.3 key passes per game.
The 22-year-old consistently provided the spark in the final third with his quick-feet and willingness to get forward. His overall contributions on the left flank were a massive help as Sevilla comfortably finished fourth in La Liga, thus securing Champions League football for next season.
As for Chelsea, they haven’t had much luck in that left-back area. The existing duo of Marcos Alonso and Emerson have fared awfully, both lacking the discipline as well as the defensive skill set to offer any sort of balance in a backline that has terribly underperformed. As a result, manager Frank Lampard, at times, has been forced to deploy Cesar Azpilicueta in that position.
The potential addition of Reguilon, therefore, could serve as a breath of fresh air, not only for Lampard but also for the fans. The Spaniard, as iterated earlier, is capable of providing the offensive support that should tune in well with the club’s attack-oriented style of play. But, he is also aware of his defensive chores – making him an ideal fit at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have already made a strong impression in the transfer market, having signed the mercurial Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner so far. And Reguilon may well be the next piece of the jigsaw as the club looks to usher in a new era under Lampard next season.