Sergio Reguilon has revealed the reasons for him to join Tottenham Hotspur ahead of other interested clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea. The Spanish left-back was signed from Real Madrid on the same day Spurs re-signed Gareth Bale. Reguilon has quickly established himself as a regular starter at Tottenham and he has now revealed Jose Mourinho was one of the main reasons to sign for Spurs.
“He is a world-class manager and he was very important in my decision to come,” says Reguilon in talks with Sky Sports. “There was a broad market but as soon as I heard of Tottenham’s interest, it was simple. It was a big deal to leave my country, my league and my family, but it has worked out well. Since I arrived here, the truth is the club has surprised me in a very good way. I have really enjoyed it so far.”
The defender also admitted that Bale played a part in his transfer. “I spoke with Bale when I was in Madrid,” says Reguilon. “He told me what it was like at Tottenham. It was helpful for me to come here with someone who was already a team-mate. I could ask him things, like how certain things were going to work.
“The truth is he helped me a lot and so have the others. Since the first day, all my team-mates have welcomed me very nicely. They are always coming to me asking if there’s anything I need, or if there’s anything they can do, and they have helped me on the pitch too. Bit by bit, I am getting to know them more as people, not just as players I know from the PlayStation or the television. Now, they are all in contact with me and I know them better. That really helps.”