Arsenal transfer target Ivan Fresneda reportedly prefers a move to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. Therefore, the Gunners have suffered a setback in trying to secure his signature.
Borussia Dortmund are also ready to loan him back to Real Valladolid for the rest of this season. Hence, it looks like the Bundesliga giants are pushing for the transfer.
ARSENAL AND IVAN FRESNEDA TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund have both agreed on a fee for Real Valladolid defender Ivan Fresneda. However, the La Liga side wants the sale to happen in the next summer transfer window. The Gunners are trying to secure his transfer in the January transfer window. Newcastle United also tried to secure his transfer in January. However, they have now backed out of the race. Although, it looks like the Gunners are still trying hard for the transfer.
They have even agreed to loan out Cedric for the rest of this season to Fulham. Hence, it looks like Arsenal have the space for him in the squad. The Gunners would love Fresneda to compete with Ben White and Tomiyasu for the starting spot. However, it looks like Ivan Fresneda and his agent do not like the idea much. This is because Borussia Dortmund are pushing for the move to happen. They are also close to finding an agreement with both the club and the player.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND ARE PUSHING TO SECURE HIS SIGNATURE FOR THE TRANSFER IN THE NEXT SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW
According to the transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Borussia Dortmund are pushing very hard for the transfer. However, he has also said that Arsenal are still in the race. A report also claims that the player is also impressed with the Dortmund project. This is despite Mikel Arteta calling him to convince to join the Premier League giants. The big positive for Dortmund is the good relationship with Real Valladolid for the deal. Real Valladolid wants to keep him at the club till the end of the season.
Borussia Dortmund are very much open to the idea and are discussing it. Hence, this move will also help Ivan Fresneda help his beloved team avoid relegation this season. Another problem for Arsenal is another German club from Bundesliga have joined the race for his signature. Hence, the Gunners will have to try very hard with the player and the La Liga club for an agreement. However, the Gunners want him to sign immediately in the January transfer window.
Therefore, it is going to be a race against time for Arsenal to seal the transfer. Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar are also hopeful of signing a midfielder in the January transfer window. However, they will not waste much time if they think they cannot sign Ivan Fresneda. Hence, the full decision now depends on Fresneda and his agent.
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