When Tottenham Hotspur won the race to sign Sergio Reguilón from Real Madrid last summer, one of the most discussed subjects was the fact the Galacticos would still have a buy-back option over the fullback.

That seemed like a clear sign he could return to the Santiago Bernabeu in case he had a good season in the Premier League, but the situation has changed a lot since then.

Now regardless of the evaluation of Reguilón’s form with Tottenham, Real Madrid have another reason to have second thoughts about signing him back, according to Defensa Central.

The outlet writes that the La Liga giants are very happy with Miguel Gutiérrez, a home grown left-back who’s been having his first chances to feature for the first team this season.

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Real Madrid sources told Defensa Central that Real Madrid count on the 19-year-old for the future, and that’s why they’ll block any approaches for him in the summer. Moreover, a ‘report’ from the club says his permanence will block Reguilón’s return to Madrid.

There’s ‘confidence’ that Gutierrez will be a better player than Reguilon, and that could end up being a reason for Tottenham to rest assured that the Spaniard is not leaving London so soon.