03 Sep 2020 12:03:00
Rumour from AS is that we have bid for Sergio Reguilon of Real Madrid, who apparently don't see him as an important player currently with Mendy and Marcelo at LB, but would like a buy back clause in the deal. Which makes sense given Marcelo's age. It would allow them to raise funds while maintaining a an option on a future Spanish international player.

Ed002, do you know if there is anything in this rumour? Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any bid but numerous clubs have had discussions with Real Madrid about him.}

1.) 03 Sep 2020
03 Sep 2020 12:53:15
Haw anything changed with us? Are we one of the clubs interested now?

{Ed002's Note - As I said. I am not aware of any offer from MU.}

2.) 03 Sep 2020
03 Sep 2020 13:14:21
We have a good defensive fullback in AWB.
Therefore a superb attacking fullback like Reguillon makes sense.

I can imagine him and Rashford tearing up the left flank.

Btw, Real also have Ferland Mendy who plays at LB.

3.) 03 Sep 2020
03 Sep 2020 17:34:17
Leaving Maguire exposed on that side with an attacking fullback makes no sense. We’re always susceptible on that side when LS or BW push forward.

4.) 03 Sep 2020
03 Sep 2020 18:20:17
If an official bid went in then there would be a public response by RM by now I'd expect.
We have quite a few defenders to move on. Rojo dalot jones smalling all need shifting before we can move. Smallings exit is dragging on unfortunatly. Dalot will attract bids but we will they be attractive?
Jones someone might take a gamble, rojo the same but if we got much over 40mm for the 4 of them i'd be surprised but it would take a nice junk off the wage bill too.

5.) 03 Sep 2020
03 Sep 2020 18:23:16
Hence the need for a cb. Sorry but to say we can’t use an attacking fullback because our 80m cb gets exposed says it all. We shouldn’t accommodate for maguires weaknesses fgs.

6.) 03 Sep 2020
03 Sep 2020 18:28:22
It works with 3 CBs, which will:also allow us to play Bruno, Pogba, and DVDB together.

7.) 03 Sep 2020
03 Sep 2020 19:07:20
Seeing as Shaw seems to miss half the season through injuries, having another true LB makes sense. Reguilon also gives the option of a LWB or an attacking LB to offer width if we want to play a diamond.

Also, if (and it's a big if) we were to sign Sancho, it takes a lot of the right sided burden off of AWB - especially as Sancho has more of a tendency to stay wide compared to all our other wide forwards, lessening the need for an overlap. This would allow for us to play a lopsided FB system similar to what Jose uses, with AWB staying more defensive and allowing Maguire and Lindelof to shift left when Reguilon bombs on. With Rashford's tendency to play in the half spaces and in the inside channel, it's more imperative to have a fullback who offers the width and an overlapping option on the left side, and I could see Reguilon being a good choice in this system.

I think he'd be a good acquisition personally, as he would offer cover, competition and more tactical options to allow us to be more flexible. It also would allow Brendan to play on the right as cover for AWB/ come in if we were to play with wing backs.

8.) 04 Sep 2020
04 Sep 2020 06:47:44
An excellent post, Somerset.
My thoughts exactly 👍🏼.