Manchester United’s negotiations to sign Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon are “progressing” according to the Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist reports that the 23-year-old is keen on a move to Old Trafford while his agents are currently “positive” that an agreement will be reached between the two clubs.
However, there is still a major obstacle to overcome. Real want a buyback clause inserted in the deal so they can re-sign Reguilon for a specific fee in the future but United don’t want it to be included:
Talks progressing between Manchester United and Real Madrid to reach the total agremeent for Sergio Reguilon. The two clubs are discussing about the ‘buy back clause’ that #MUFC won’t accept. Reguilon and his agents have positive feelings – he wants to join. 🔴 #MUFC #RealMadrid
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 15, 2020
There could a compromise of some description if Real agree to have a first option on the defender, instead of a buyback clause, but it remains to be seen if that would be acceptable to both parties.
United are also said to be reluctant to pay €30m (£28m) for Reguilon so that is another area of disagreement that will need to be resolved before the transfer can be finalised.