Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United battled out for Sergio Reguilón’s signature, but Spurs came on top when securing the left-back’s services from Real Madrid in September.

The 23-year-old came through the ranks of the La Liga winners’ youth system, but has spent more time away on loan over the past few years.

Despite impressing during his temporary stay at Sevilla last campaign, he was not included in Zinedine Zidane’s plans at the Santiago Bernabéu this season.

The Spurs defender has been interviewed by Cadena Ser’s Manu Carreño, and explained why he didn’t have a chat with Zidane before leaving Real Madrid for the north London club.

“I didn’t have any chat with the coach, it was more with the cub. I knew what they think of my work, but I had to make a decision,” AS quoted the Spain international as saying.

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“And time will tell. I didn’t ask for any explanation, I don’t think it was convenient for me to go to ask for an explanation. Everyone has their tastes. At my age, I had to play and keep competing.”

Multiple reports in September stated Los Blancos included a buyback clause in the deal. Reguilón, who didn’t speak about this clause, was quizzed about the possibility of leaving Tottenham and returning to Real Madrid.

Responding to that, the fullback explained: “Madrid is my home and where I have grown up and they have given me everything. The future is not known but that possibility exists.”

Reguilón has six starts in all competitions for José Mourinho’s side, out of which three of them were in the Premier League.