Just like the Donny van de Beek reports, Manchester United’s links with Sergio Reguilon seemingly came out of nowhere.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United are interested in the left-back and, given his performances last season, that is no surprise.
With Luke Shaw currently side-lined and Brandon Williams a raw talent, bringing in a player of Reguilon’s quality makes sense. Especially when you consider he would only cost around £22million (Marca).
While strength in depth in the full-back positions would help United kick on, there is another previously unmentioned reason why Reguilon could be a great addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Questions over the Spaniard’s defensive nous remain, but his attacking quality is considerable. To such an extent that Reguilon could be a sensible alternative on the left wing when Marcus Rashford is rested.
The England international played far too much last season.
It is testament to his work ethic and mindset that Rashford played through injury on more than one occasion. Yet his form suffered as a result.
Giving Rashford regular rests will ensure he can continue his excellent goal-scoring form at United. The problem is Solskjaer’s options on the left are few and far between.
Dan James could ultimately move there but, for now, the Welshman is seen very much as a right-sided option. Step forward Reguilon.
A surprise left wing option
United could be getting two for one if they sign the £22m-rated Spaniard.
While they would have one of the most exciting left-backs in Europe, they would also be getting a 23-year-old who loves bombing forward.
With United asking for more in the final third from their full-backs, Reguilon’s flair would go down a storm.
Three goals and five assists during his loan stint at Sevilla speaks volumes. As does his highlights reel, with the alleged United target flying forward at every opportunity.
Some United fans feel Reguilon is an unnecessary expense and yet, given his price-tag, his age and his versatility, it could be one of the summer’s smartest moves if it comes off.
The reported United target would not be the first left-back to convert to a winger. In fact, some recent examples, such as Ryan Sessegnon and Gareth Bale, were touted for moves to Old Trafford in the past.
Could it be third time lucky for a United side who know a thing or two about explosive wingers of the past?
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