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DONE DEAL: Reguilon happy to follow Bale to Tottenham

Spain defender Sergio Reguilon said he was delighted to be joining Spurs from Real Madrid alongside his idol Gareth Bale after signing a five-year deal.

Reguilon, 23, came through the youth set-up at Real and made his first-team debut in October 2018.

He was on loan at Sevilla last season and helped them win the Europa League as well as finish fourth in La Liga.

The left-back joins for an undisclosed fee but with a reported £27.5m buy-back clause.

"Bale has been an idol for me since that game against Inter," he said.

"Since that game in the Champions League I started to follow him, to watch YouTube videos of him and I became a big fan. I bought his shirts, his books - everything about him.

"And now being able to be here with him, in the club that raised him… I showed him on the plane the tweets that I wrote to him, and the pictures that I have from him, and he enjoyed that."

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