Tottenham Hotspur may have an advantage in the race to sign Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda, according to a new report.
The Lowdown: Tottenham targeting Fresneda
A report from 90min claimed that Newcastle United have held talks over a potential deal, while Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are also considering approaches, along with the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
The Latest: Advantage Spurs?
As per a report from London World, Newcastle are currently thought to be at the very front of the queue for the Spaniard’s signature, but one potential advantage for Spurs is also referenced.
Given that Fresneda and Emerson Royal are both represented by the same agents, the report suggests that the pre-existing relationship between Tottenham chiefs and the player’s representatives may mean that they have the edge over the Magpies in negotiations.
The Verdict: Get it done?
It is as yet unclear whether the previous dealings between the two parties will have any impact on a deal being struck, but if Spurs should definitely use it to their advantage if they can, as they would be getting a very talented young player in Fresneda.
Football talent scout Jacek Kulig has recently hailed the 18-year-old as ‘superb’, adding that he is ‘one of the most talented teenage right-backs in Europe’. He could therefore be a great long-term option for Antonio Conte, who is now said to be unhappy with his current options in that area.
With it being detailed that Valladolid would be willing to do business for around €20m (£17.7m), the teenager would be less than half the reported price of fellow transfer target Pedro Porro and has proven himself as a solid defender.
He averages 3.47 tackles per 90 over the past year, placing in the 99th percentile compared to other full-backs in Europe’s top five leagues.