Manchester United: Red Devils working on Ivan Fresneda move
Manchester United officials are laying the groundwork over a potential move for Real Valladolid defender Ivan Fresneda, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Fresneda profiled
Fresneda is just 18 years of age and has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in La Liga. The Spaniard has made 12 first-team appearances in all competitions this season, starting seven league games.
He was in demand during the January window, with both Arsenal and Newcastle heavily linked with a move. The Gunners were the ones who reportedly agreed on a deal, but as we know, a winter window swoop failed to go through, and it looks as if United are looking to take advantage ahead of the summer.
The Latest: United update
FI shared a story in the last 48 hours regarding Fresneda, claiming the Red Devils have taken a “really active interest” in signing the teenager.
Their report states that United chiefs have tracked the player in the last few weeks and are laying the groundwork over a possible transfer.
The Verdict: One to watch?
Fresneda, who Matt Clark of La Liga Lowdown has lauded as being ‘remarkably complete’, appears to be a star in the making, and a move to Old Trafford could make sense.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was linked with an exit in recent months but remained at the club after impressing Erik ten Hag, featuring heavily following the World Cup.
However, should the Englishman move on in the summer, then perhaps Fresneda could come in and rival Diogo Dalot for a spot in Ten Hag’s side. It could be a wise call in the long run, and it seems as if United are already exploring a transfer, making this one to watch.