Manchester United tipped to sign Ivan Fresneda

The Red Devils had been linked with a potential move to sign Ivan Fresneda in the winter transfer window. According to multiple reports emanating from England, Manchester United are tipped to sign Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda. He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

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The 18-year-old joined Real Valladolid from Leganés on a free transfer in July 2020. His contract at Valladolid is set to expire at the end of the 2024/25 campaign.

The right-back has featured in 12 matches this term in all competitions.

The 18-year-old has long been touted as one of Spain’s most promising young talents. He has represented Spain at Under-18 and Under-19 level, winning six caps.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Manchester United have earmarked Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda as their target, with Erik ten Hag being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player. The Red Devils have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential. They will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.

The former Leganés man will add a new dimension to Manchester United’s defense.

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According to the report, “Manchester United are tracking Real Valladolid fullback Ivan Fresneda. Football Insider says United are in the ‘chase’ to sign Fresneda, with Erik ten Hag keen to add another full-back to his squad. The Reds are keen on the 18-year-old defender after previously being linked with him in January. The teenager has caught the eye in La Liga this campaign, featuring on 12 occasions after breaking into the first team at the Estadio José Zorrilla.”

La Liga club feel under no pressure to sell and will “demand a significant fee” before letting him go.

Manchester United have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Spain international.

Good signing for Manchester United?

Nevertheless, Ivan Fresneda stands as an excellent option for Manchester United.

It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.

Fresneda has all the skillset required to be a success story at Old Trafford. Therefore, it makes sense for Ten Hag to step up his attempts to bring the Spanish right-back to Premier League side.

How strong that interest is and whether Manchester United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Should Manchester United make a move for Ivan Fresneda this summer?

Enzo Cattaneo

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.

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