Barcelona are looking for a left-back option in the summer. They are interested in a few players from different leagues. One of the players that has emerged as a recent target for the Catalan giants is Tottenham Hotspur’s left-back, Sergio Reguilón. The Spanish left-back has previously played for Real Madrid but was left out of the pre-season tour by Antonio Conte. He is unwanted at Spurs after they confirmed the signing of Ivan Perisic, who played as the left wing-back for Inter Milan last season. Reguilón is also wanted by Sevilla as the player has already spent a loan spell with them and was a part of their 2019/20 UEFA Europa League-winning campaign. The 25-year-old likes to get involved in the attack and some of the attacking stats from last season show why teams have shown their interest in the player.
Reguilón has appeared in 25 English Premier League matches for Spurs. He started in 22 matches and scored two goals and provided five assists. This was one of the most productive seasons of his career.
The Spanish left-back averaged 35.1 passes per 90 minutes and had a low accuracy rate of 76.7%. The above viz shows all the passes that Reguilón successfully delivered. He averaged 3.6 crosses per 90 minutes and was able to find his teammates inside the opposition’s penalty box. Some of the passes attempted by him landed inside the opposition’s 6-yard-box.
The above viz shows the attacking and creativity stats of the defender. When looking at the above chart, the general rule is that the longer the bar, the better the performance — you can see the league average in the middle, and the % is the percentile rank the player is in. We can observe that Reguilón had a high percentile rank in comparison to the other defenders in the league. He averaged around one shot per match and had an accuracy rate of 42.11%. The player was even highly ranked for taking touches inside the opposition’s penalty box and for attempting dribbles.
Defensively, Reguilón was involved in 10.9 defensive actions per 90 minutes and had a 74.7% success rate. He contested 6.9 defensive duels, 2.6 aerial duels, and 3.4 loose ball duels per 90 minutes. Reguilón won 17.7% of defensive duels, 42.37% of aerial duels, and 39% of loose ball duels. He played a high line, and this is the reason why he had less involvement in defensive actions.
Reguilón could be a great addition to the Barcelona side in a long campaign up ahead. The Spanish club was eliminated from the group stage of the UEFA Champions League last season and will look to reach the knockout stage this time around. Reguilón could contribute to the attack and create threats from the left side. Barcelona would consider making an offer for the Tottenham Hotspur outcast.