Arsenal and Dortmund boosted by Fresneda’s halved release clause
Arsenal’s pursuit of Real Valladolid’s wonderkid Ivan Fresneda could be a potential game-changer for the team.
The Spanish player’s release clause has reportedly been halved following Valladolid’s relegation from LaLiga, making Fresneda available for a mere £17m.
- Arsenal and Dortmund receive a boost in their pursuit of Ivan Fresneda as his release clause is halved to £17m after Valladolid’s relegation.
- Fresneda’s impressive performances for Valladolid have attracted the interest of top clubs including Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
- Despite interest from European elite clubs, Fresneda, who can play as a right-back, centre-back, or in midfield, has expressed a desire to join a club competing for prestigious honours.
Fresneda’s reduced release clause excites Arsenal
Following Real Valladolid’s unfortunate relegation from LaLiga, star defender Ivan Fresneda is now available for a reduced fee.
The Spanish youth international had become a regular feature in Valladolid’s line-up, impressing with his performances in both the league and Copa Del Rey.
Interest in Fresneda escalates among top clubs
Fresneda’s impressive form has piqued the interest of top-tier clubs, notably Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
The young player was initially set to command a transfer fee of around £34.5million (€40m), but Valladolid’s fall to the second division slashed the price to a bargain £17.2m (€20m).
A potential game-changer for Arsenal
Arsenal’s coach, Mikel Arteta, along with Borussia Dortmund, is reported to be closely monitoring Fresneda’s situation.
This comes as no surprise considering Fresneda’s remarkable potential, which was honed in the Real Madrid academy and on display during his time with Valladolid.
Fresneda’s bright career and future aspirations
Despite being a right back by trade, Fresneda’s versatility allows him to also play at centre back or in midfield.
His talent and potential have been recognised by Europe’s elite clubs, making him one of the most sought-after young players in the market.
In spite of the interest from top clubs, the player has kept his feet on the ground.
“I’m very young, I have to go step by step, not go backwards. Being the age I am, you have to keep improving and I’m doing that at Valladolid,” Fresneda stated in an interview with The Athletic.
Fresneda’s desire to win prestigious honours could see him favour a move to a high-profile club like Arsenal.
“Everyone would like to go to the best teams in the world and that is one of my ambitions, of course,” he revealed.
With Arsenal’s rich history and commitment to achieving footballing excellence, they certainly fit the bill.
While the situation is still unfolding, one thing is clear – Fresneda’s significantly reduced price tag could prove to be a significant boost for Arsenal in their pursuit of the talented defender.