Arsenal target Ivan Fresneda misses training with Real Vallodolid as he weighs up his future… with the 18-year-old Spanish starlet preparing to make a decision on his future TODAY
- The Premier League leaders matched the Bundesliga giants’ £13m transfer offer
- Fresneda was of interest to high-flying Newcastle earlier in the January window
- Formerly of Real Madrid’s academy, Fresneda has represented Spain at U19 level
Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda missed training at the Spanish club on Wednesday amid interest from both Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
The 18-year-old is set to make a decision on his future today, after Mikel Arteta’s club matched Dortmund’s £13m offer.
According to Spanish outlet, MARCA, Fresneda was ‘absent with discomfort’ from training at the club’s training base in the country’s north-west.
The 18-year-old Ivan Fresneda has been subject to interest of numerous clubs this window
Earlier Wednesday, it was announced Arsenal had let Cedric Soares out on loan to Fulham, allowing space for Fresneda to potentially slot in.
Sportsmail revealed yesterday Arsenal had equalled Dortmund’s offer for Real Valladolid with the 18-year-old to be loaned back for the season regardless of who he chooses.
Dortmund believe they hold an edge with the career pathway they can promise the teenager.
Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund believe they’re leading the chase for the teen sensation
Impressing for Valladolid so far this season, Fresneda has become a regular fixture in Jose Rojo Martin’s side since September, chalking up 12 appearances across all competitions.
The right-back suffered a minor hamstring injury in October, which saw him miss LaLiga clashes against Espanyol, Celta Vigo and Real Sociedad.
He has also appeared for Spain’s U18 and U19 teams, and has four caps for the latter.
Fresneda has appeared for the Spanish national team at youth level – currently with the U19s