Arsenal reignite interest in Valladolid striker Ivan Fresneda
The Gunners were initially linked with the 18-year-old in January but they were unable to agree a deal due to Valladolid £35 million asking price For young people who rate highly.
However, following their relegation, the paper claims that Valladolid may now be forced to sell for half their original valuation, meaning Arsenal could sign Fresneda for £17.5m this summer.
The Sun say the Gunners could now step up their interest in the defender and make a formal offer in the coming weeks.
Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his side following their defeat in the Premier League title race.
Cedric Soares’ loan at Fulham in January meant the Spaniard had only one dedicated right-back, Takehiro Tomiyasu, for the remainder of the season, but he was injured As a result, Arteta had to use centre-back Ben White – who returned for most of last season – on the right.
Arteta hopes to avoid that next season, so he is determined to sign another right-back, while Fresneda has again been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Emerging quality right back
Arsenal’s top transfer target this summer is to sign a midfielder, with players including Declan Rice, Mason Mount, Martin Zubimendi, Moises Caicedo and Ilkeiguindogan Many players, including those linked together.
Gunners set to lose Granit Xhaka to Bayer Leverkusen this summer Deal worth £13m… So they need to replace the 30-year-old, but a defender is also a possibility.
Fresneda has attracted interest from several clubs including Barcelona, Aston Villa and Newcastle.according to sunwho came highly recommended by Arsenal scouts after watching him throughout the season in La Liga.
He has made 24 appearances in all competitions for Valladolid, who are 18th in La Liga with 40 points, one point behind Almeria in 17th.
Fresneda has huge potential to become one of the best right-backs in the world and Arsenal could be the best candidates for him given the club’s model of signing eager and exciting talent.