Sergio Reguilon is very close to signing for Tottenham Hotspur this summer, and while he might have attracted interest from other top European clubs, pundit Tim Sherwood has made it very evident that he is not a fan of the Spanish defender.
On a Premier League talk show, the former Tottenham manager was very cynical about the signing of Reguilon which is soon to be completed by the club, as he raised doubts over whether the fullback will get used to the English game soon enough as well as his credentials to be playing for Spurs.
Sherwood put ahead the often-stated argument of the “toughest league in the world”, as he did not look to be very convinced by the Real Madrid fullback who played for Sevilla on loan for the last season and was influential in them winning the Europa League once again.
He backed his statement by stating the fact that Reguilon has no Premier League experience, and speculated further about Spurs manager José Mourinho’s job security: as he suggested that Reguilon might even have a new manager by the time he settles to the English game “in around 12-18 months.”
Sherwood received criticism for his comments towards the 23-year-old who Real Madrid were not particularly keen on moving on, as they insisted on inserting a buy-back clause in his contract in order to avail his services to replace Marcelo for the long term.
Football fans have taken the fight back to the former Spurs manager, as they’ve criticised Sherwood’s short-sightedness: picking on his inability to look beyond England for a proper talent of the stature of Reguilon.
Tim Sherwood, ladies and gentleman.— HLTCO (@HLTCO) September 18, 2020
We’re not talking about some 16-year-old kid playing in the U18s in a country that doesn’t record/televise their youth football.— Talking LaLiga (@TalkingLaLiga) September 18, 2020
We’re talking about a player that’s played for Real Madrid and Sevilla. A Europa League winner. A Spain senior international. Incredible, really.