In today’s transfer news round-up, we discover the obstacle Manchester United are facing in their pursuit of Sergio Reguilon.
Real Madrid are holding up the transfer due to their demand for a buy-back clause to be included in the deal for the left-back.
In other transfer news, Liverpool are also looking to include a buy-back clause in the deal that sees one of their top prospects leave and we reveal the World Cup winner that Leeds hope to sign this summer.
Republic of Ireland international Callum Robinson has also made his move to West Brom permanent.
Welcome to today’s transfer news.
Manchester United obstacle
Manchester United are growing frustrated in their pursuit of Sergio Reguilon.
Fresh from signing Donny van de Beek last week, United intensified their interest in bringing in left-back, Reguilon, from Real Madrid.
But according to The Mirror, Real’s insistence on a buy-back clause in the deal is what’s holding things up.
United are willing to pay the £27 million Real are asking for but the Red Devils aren’t too eager on agreeing to the buy-back aspect.
Reguilon spent last season on loan at Sevilla and he is viewed as a more reliable option for United than Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams.
Liverpool’s buy-back clause
Buy-back clauses seem to be all the rage as Liverpool are also hoping to have the option to bring Rhian Brewster back at a fixed price if he leaves this summer.
A number of clubs have enquired about Brewster’s availability; including Newcastle, Aston Villa, Brighton and Sheffield United.
Sky Sports reports that Liverpool are considering letting Brewster leave on a permanent deal but are hoping to hedge their bets with a buy-back clause.
Brewster, 20, spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea and impressed with 11 goals in 22 appearances.
The English forward has only made a handful of appearances for Liverpool.
World Cup winner at Elland Road
In somewhat unexpected transfer news, Leeds United are hoping to persuade Julian Draxler to move to Elland Road this summer.
RMC Sport reports that Leeds are showing no shortage of ambition with their attempts to convince Draxler to leave Paris Saint-Germain.
Draxler, who was a member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad, has fallen down the pecking order at Parc des Princes but would be guaranteed first-team football under Marcelo Bielsa.
Leeds have already spent over £30 million with the signing of Spanish forward Rodrigo from Valencia.
Callum Robinson medical
In the only piece of Irish transfer news today, Callum Robinson has signed a five-year contract with West Brom.
Robinson spent the second half of last season on loan with the Baggies and clearly impressed as he makes his move from Sheffield United permanent in an exchange deal which sees Oliver Burke go in the other direction.
“I can’t wait to get going,” Robinson said.
We're delighted to announce the signing of @CallumRobinson7 on a five-year contract from Sheffield United in an exchange deal which sees Oliver Burke join the Blades ✍️
Welcome back to the Baggies, Robbo! pic.twitter.com/mX0uuJuCkj
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) September 9, 2020
“Discussions were taking place over the summer but these things take time. I’m thankful it has all been completed and I’m really happy to be back here.
“I really enjoyed my loan spell last season. The Club is a fantastic place to be. It has a real family feel to it. The players, the staff, the fans. Everybody.
“I was fortunate enough to help Albion win promotion to the Premier League and I’m so excited to have the chance to play for this Club in the Premier League.”