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Newcastle: ‘Interest growing around’ Ivan Fresneda

Newcastle: ‘Interest growing around’ Ivan Fresneda -Newcastle United News

There is ‘growing interest around’ Newcastle United transfer target Ivan Fresneda, according to a fresh update from renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Lowdown: Fresneda linked with Newcastle move

The Magpies are still looking at potential signings in the January transfer window, as Eddie Howe looks to give his squad an extra boost for the second half of the season.

Fresneda is someone who has been linked with a move to St James’ Park recently, having impressed at right-back for Real Valladolid this season, making six La Liga starts, despite still only being 18.

Newcastle looks set to have competition for the youngster’s services, however, and a new update has now emerged.

The Latest: New update emerges

Taking to Twitter, Romano confirmed the Magpies’ interest in Fresneda but admitted that two big European clubs are also eyeing him up:

“Interest growing around Iván Fresneda. Valladolid RB’s attracting Newcastle, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus as called weeks ago but also more top European clubs have now joined the race.

“Born in 2004, Fresneda’s highly rated waiting for decision on his future.”

The Verdict: One for the future

Fresneda is a player of huge potential, having been hailed as ‘remarkably complete’ by La Liga Lowdown’s Matt Clark earlier this week, so Newcastle should do all they can to sign him.

At 18, he wouldn’t necessarily come in as a key man from the off, especially with Kieran Trippier playing so well currently, but he could be viewed as a long-term replacement for the Englishman.

Fresdeda’s current Valladolid deal doesn’t expire until 2025, so Newcastle may not be able to sign him on the cheap, but he is already showing that he is worth taking a punt on.

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