Manchester United: Sergio Reguilon Completes Medical Ahead of Loan Switch

Tottenham Hotspur’s defender, Sergio Reguilon, has reportedly undergone a medical examination at Manchester United, edging closer to a loan move to Old Trafford. The 26-year-old Spaniard has emerged as Manchester United’s prime left-back target, overshadowing their previous interest in Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella.

Reguilon was granted permission to travel to Manchester for his medical, marking a significant step in finalizing the deal with the 20-time English champions. According to reports from The Athletic, all the necessary medical checks have been successfully completed, paving the way for an official announcement regarding his loan transfer to Old Trafford.

Notably, Manchester United will not be paying a transfer fee for Reguilon, and there won’t be an option to make the move permanent in next summer’s transfer window. However, the club has committed to covering his full wages.

As things currently stand, Sergio Reguilon is set to spend the entirety of the 2023-24 season on loan with Manchester United under the leadership of Erik ten Hag. A break clause in January is included in the arrangement, with both Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia expected to return by then.

Sergio Reguilon’s name was first linked with Manchester United back in 2020 when he departed Real Madrid, but he ultimately made the switch to Tottenham. During his time with Spurs, he made 67 appearances across all competitions, with 52 outings in the Premier League. Last season, he spent a loan spell at Atletico Madrid, featuring in 12 matches.

Manchester United initially did not plan to secure a new left-back late in the transfer window. However, Luke Shaw’s injury, which is set to sideline him for up to 10 weeks, along with Tyrell Malacia’s current muscular issue and Brandon Williams’ recent loan departure, has left the Red Devils with limited senior options at left-back.

For now, Diogo Dalot has been deployed in the left-back position, and he is expected to continue in that role for the upcoming clash against Arsenal. Depending on the timing of the official announcement, Sergio Reguilon could potentially find a place on the bench for the Emirates Stadium showdown.

In addition to pursuing a deal for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, Manchester United is on the verge of confirming the signing of Turkish goalkeeper Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce, highlighting the club’s active stance in the transfer market as the window nears closure.

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