Arsenal and sporting director Edu by extension are now in a ‘frantic race’ to sign Real Valladolid defender Ivan Fresneda, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Gunners flying high…
Mikel Arteta’s side are currently flying at the top of the Premier League table and are five points clear of league champions Man City.
However, with the January transfer window looming after this year’s eventful 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Gunners and Edu have been linked with new signings.
Shakhtar Donetsk wonderkid Mykhaylo Mudryk is thought to be Arsenal’s main transfer priority heading into the winter window yet a fresh report from Spain indicates they have another name in mind.
The Latest: Arsenal join ‘frantic race’ for Fresneda…
According to AS, the north Londoners have now joined a ‘frantic race’ to sign right-back Fresneda from Valladolid but he is a man in demand.
As well as Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Everton, Brentford, Southampton and Fulham have all taken an interest.
It’s added every one of these teams, including Arteta’s men, have ‘already moved’ for the exciting 18-year-old.
The Verdict: Brilliant player?
This queue of enticed sides tells you all you need to know, and they aren’t the only ones, with Juventus, Milan, Inter, Roma, Rennes, Real Madrid and Barcelona all watching on from abroad.
Members of the media have already labelled Fresneda a ‘beastly’ player for his delivery from out wide, something which may well support his evident ability and potential even further.
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