Arsenal Transfer News: Ivan Fresneda might actually prefer Newcastle move

Arsenal Transfer News: Ivan Fresneda might actually prefer Newcastle move

Arsenal face missing out on another transfer target this month with reports claiming Ivan Fresneda actually wants a move to Newcastle instead.

Fresneda has emerged as a target for both Arsenal and Newcastle this month. The teenager is seen as one of Spain’s best up and coming defenders, and can leave Valladolid for relatively cheap.

The Mail claims Valladolid want around £13m for their man. However, building on the links to Fresneda further, Football Transfers has claimed that the youngster actually has a release-clause of less than £10m. And in an even more interesting claim, it’s suggested he’s really impressed with Newcastle.

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Fresneda is believed to be a big fan of what is currently going on at the northeast club. Under Eddie Howe, Newcastle are pushing for the Champions League places, while PIF will continue to bank roll the club into the future.

Fresneda is wanted by the Toon as a back up to Kieran Trippier. Newcastle are believed to have personally scouted the teenager against Real Madrid. And it seems they liked what they saw from Fresneda.

For Arsenal, it would mean yet another January disappointment. The Gunners missed out on Mykhaylo Mudryk to Chelsea this weekend.

TBR’s View: Newcastle are a force in the market now

Clubs like Arsenal will be fearing this for the foreseeable future now. Newcastle haven’t gone mad in the market just yet but they are now serious players.

If they can beat off Arsenal to sign young Fresneda it once again counts as a big win for the Toon. They’d be getting a top young player and at the same time, showing the rest of the league that they mean business.

Fresneda is clearly a top talent. Whether or not he can do a job right now remains to be seen. But Newcastle have clearly seen enough and want the youngster signed.

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