Arsenal have reportedly agreed on a fee to sign Real Valladolid defender Ivan Fresneda. However, it is likely that the move will happen in the next summer transfer window.
Borussia Dortmund have also agreed on a fee for the defender with the La Liga side. However, in both deals, Real Valladolid will have him at the club till the end of this season.
ARSENAL AND IVAN FRESNEDA TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund have agreed on a fee with Real Valladolid for Ivan Fresneda. The report also claims that Newcastle United have dropped out of the race. It also claims that both of the clubs are ready for the defender to stay with Valladolid till the end of this season. Hence, this potential fee is agreed upon for a transfer in the next summer transfer window. The report also claims both clubs have agreed to the same 15 million fees including add-ons with the La Liga club.
It also claims that Ivan Fresneda will soon take a decision on the club he wants to join at the end of the season. However, one thing is certain the defender will stay with Real Valladolid till the end of the season. The agreement is a great potential deal for the La Liga club. This potential sale will help balance their financial books. This will also increase their transfer budget in the next summer transfer window. Real Valladolid will also have him till the end of the season for their relegation fight. They are currently 18th in the La Liga table in the relegation zone. Hence, this potential deal will benefit all sides.
THE POTENTIAL TRANSFER WILL PUT THE FUTURE OF ROB HOLDING IN DOUBT
A report also claims Arsenal will sell Rob Holding after securing the potential transfer of Ivan Fresneda. This is because the defender is in good demand for a transfer in the next summer transfer window. Another reason is also that the Gunners are finding it hard to sell Cedric in the January transfer window. Therefore, they are now open to selling Rob Holding for the right price. Rob Holding has failed to provide any tough competition to play ahead of William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes.
Hence, this potential sale means that Ben White will be back in his center-back position. Whereas, Tomiyasu, Cedric, and Fresneda will fight for the right-back position. A report also claims that Arsenal are also trying to sell Cedric in January. Hence, it looks like Mikel Arteta has no problem in selling fringe players that are not fit to play even on the bench. However, the main thing for the Gunners is to hope that Ivan Fresneda chooses their sporting project over Borussia Dortmund.
A number of reports also claim that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has already had a conversation with Ivan Fresneda. It also claims that the conversation was a positive one with the right-back. The future looks bright for the right-back. It is certain that the right-back will play in European competitions next season.
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