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Sergio Reguilon relishing Julen Lopetegui reunion at Sevilla

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Sergio Reguilon is looking forward to working under his old Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegu at Sevilla next season.

Sevilla announced on Friday that Reguilon had joined them on a season-long loan deal after falling down the pecking order at Real.

The Spanish full-back found himself dropped to bench in favour of Marcelo once Zinedine Zidane returned in March. Furthermore, Ferland Mendy’s €46m arrival from Lyon meant his chances would only be more limited next season.

Therefore, Reguilon has opted to reunite with the coach would gave him his Los Blancos debut in Lopetegui at Sevilla.

“Yes, the boss knows me very well,” Reguilon told the club’s website.

“It’s true that he called me, but it was not necessary either because I was already convinced that I wanted to come here, although that gives you even more confidence.

“[Lopetegui] asked me to contribute with what he knows about me: hard work, joy and to do what I did with him, compete and train well, and that this was the ideal club to continue my development.”

On his decision to go to the Ramon-Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, Reguilon said: “When I met with my agent and weighed everything up, the moment Sevilla came up, my head did not want to listen anymore. For me, it was wonderful.

“When I had the option to come here, I did not think about it. Now I really want to get started with my new teammates.”

Reguilon is the eighth summer recruit of Sevilla, who have spent a total of €107m on new signings in total.

PSV Eindhoven striker Luuk de Jong and winger Lucas Ocampos from Marseille have also arrived at Sevilla.

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MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 03: Sergio Reguilon of Real Madrid.