I did not wake up this morning to a tweet from Tottenham Hotspur’s twitter account about a player holding a jersey, but we got the second best thing. According to Fabrizio Romano, the agreement between Spurs and Real Madrid on the permanent transfer of left-back Sergio Reguilon is complete until his arrival in London, a physical and his signature.
Only in: Sergio Reguilon to Tottenham, here we go soon! The agreement has been reached in the last few hours with Real Madrid for € 30 million. As final fee. Reguilon agreed personal terms with Spurs and agreed to participate even after talks with #MUFC. Only paperwork to be signed. ⚪️ #THFC
̵1; Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 16, 2020
Romano also confirmed the following: Reguilon’s transfer fee is € 30 million. (£ 27.5m), his contract is for five years (no salary details yet) and there are two clauses for Madrid inserted in his contract that made the difference that Madrid agreed to Spurs’ agreement instead of the , issued by Manchester United. The first is a clause that issues Madrid a pre-emptive right, so if the Spurs eventually accept a bid for Reguilon from another club, Madrid have the right to match it. The second is a repurchase clause of between € 40-45 million.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has usually detested including include buy-back clauses in offers for incoming players, but was accommodating to it this time for reasons we can only guess. I guess the guarantee of making money if he turns out to be fantastic is one of the reasons, but also that Madrid, who are calling him home, are unlikely given that Reguilon and Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane are not agree.
As for when Reguilon arrives in London, yes – he may already be here. Spurs’ Plane Tracker Twitter ™ was back in full force last night, possibly not only identifying its private jet in Madrid before it even took off, but also filming what could be his plane on the tarmac at London Stansted Airport.
I received this from a guy who works at Stanstead. The plane from the tweet yesterday landed straight. There was a lot of security and a driver, this could very well be Reguilon.
More video in comments.
The guy is not allowed to share it, so I can not share his name. https://t.co/L3JonnodJ5 pic.twitter.com/z90Ef6HJH5
– Luke ⚜️ (@Lukathfc) September 16, 2020
Say what you will about transfer rumors, but the advent of Plane Tracker Twitter ™ is legit my favorite thing about the modern window.
I would not say you can start moving now. That would clearly be unwise. But if you want to start putting festive .gifs in the comments that probably do not curse the club back to the Stone Age. Looks like it’s only a matter of time before a hype video hits the internet with permission from @SpursOfficial.