Tottenham Hotspur defender Sergio Reguilon has revealed he did not speak to Zinedine Zidane before he left Real Madrid this summer.
The 23-year-old sealed an initial £25m move to Spurs over the summer but Real Madrid did insert a buy-back clause into the deal which means he could return to the Bernabeu one day.
Speaking on 'El Larguero' on Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Reguilon did not rule out a return to Madrid and opened up about his exit.
"Madrid is my home and where I grew up," he said. "In the future you never know but the possibility is there… I didn't speak to the boss, it was more with the club.
"I know what they think of me, I had to take a decision. Time will tell. I didn't ask for explanations."
Reguilon was not the only player who left Real Madrid to join Spurs over the summer, with Gareth Bale making his long-awaited return to north London on loan and Reguilon believes the Welshman is much more settled now he has returned to England.
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He added: "He seems different to me. The language is everything for him. He speaks Spanish well, it's not bad, a bit like me in English, but communication, the habits, mean he's happier in England… I have no idea if he'll return (to Madrid)."
Speaking last month about his move to Spurs in an interview with Sky Sports, Reguilon said: "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. The training facilities, my team-mates, everything. The stadium is insane. I have really enjoyed it so far."
Reguilon has been a regular starter under Jose Mourinho, making seven appearances in all competitions so far this season.
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