The Gunners could solve their issues at right-back this winter as they eye up a move for Ivan Fresneda. If report from TribalFootball is to be believed, Arsenal are linked with fresh move for Ivan Fresneda.
Fresneda joined Real Valladolid from Leganés on a free transfer in July 2020. His contract is set to expire at the end of the 2024/25 campaign.
He has featured in 11 matches for Real Valladolid this term in all competitions.
The 18-year-old has long been touted as one of Spain’s most promising young talents. Fresneda has represented Spain at Under-18 and Under-19 level, winning 6 caps.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new right-back and Ivan Fresneda is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. Arteta is a firm fan of Real Valladolid right-back and Arsenal could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense. Someone with Ivan’s skillset will undoubtedly add more quality to Arteta‘s defense.
The former Leganés man will offer the Arsenal boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
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According to the report, “Real Valladolid fullback Ivan Fresneda is on Arsenal’s radar. The Telegraph says Arsenal will rival Newcastle for right-back Fresneda. The Valladolid youngster has been hailed for his maturity by boss Pacheta, and could find himself on the move either this month or over the summer. Arsenal allowed Hector Bellerin to leave for Barcelona over the summer, and another right-back – Cedric Soares – has been linked with a move to Fulham.”
Real Valladolid feel under no pressure to sell and will “demand a significant fee” before letting him go.
The English giants have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Spain international.
Arsenal are reportedly facing competition from Newcastle in their pursuit of Fresneda.
Good signing for Arsenal?
If Ivan Fresneda is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Arsenal.
The Gunners need to bolster their squad depth and acquiring Fresneda will certainly be a forward step. He has all the skillset required to be a success story at Emirates Stadium. Therefore, it makes sense for Arteta to step up his attempts to bring the Spain right-back to Premier League side.
Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal make their move for the 18-year-old in the coming days.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.