Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has said he isn’t bothered by Sergio Reguilon’s past at Real Madrid ahead of the left-back’s expected loan move from Tottenham.
Reguilon came through Real Madrid’s youth system and made 22 appearances for Los Blancos in 2018-19, before spending a season at Sevilla and then signing for Spurs in the summer of 2020.
The 25-year-old is not in Antonio Conte’s plans at Tottenham and is keen to return to La Liga with Atletico, having shown no interest in a possible move to Nottingham Forest.
Instead, Forest are set to complete Brazilian left-back Renan Lodi on loan from Atletico and Reguilon is set to take the South American’s place at Wanda Metropolitano this term.
Asked about Lodi’s impending move on Sunday, Simeone said: “The club are working on an arrival to make up for Lodi’s departure.”
And when told Reguilon’s past at Real could prove problematic, the Argentine coach named a number of former Madrid players who went to represent the Rojiblancos.
“Juanfran was at Real Madrid and so was Filipe Luis,” he said. “And they are part of the history of this club.
“Alvaro [Morata] is doing extraordinarily well. [Mario] Hermoso gave a lot in La Liga title (in 2020-21), [Marcos] Llorente killed him… I see them as football players.”