Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund target Ivan Fresneda ‘is set to choose between the Gunners and the German side TODAY… after Newcastle pulled out of the race to sign the 18-year-old Real Valladolid right back’
- Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda is set to make a decision on his future on Monday
- The coveted 18-year-old right back is wanted by Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund
- Both clubs have agreed a deal with the Spanish side for a £13.1million transfer fee
Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda will pick between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund on Monday, according to reports.
The coveted 18-year-old defender is being targeted by several top sides across Europe, including the Gunners and the German side.
And as reported by the Athletic, right back Fresneda is imminently set to make a decision on his next club, around a week before the January transfer window closes.
Ivan Fresneda will pick between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund on Monday, claim reports
The 18-year-old Real Valladolid right back (above, left) is wanted by several top European clubs
Arsenal and Dortmund are said to have both agreed a deal for the talented teen worth £13.1million, which would see him return to the Spanish outfit – whose majority owner is Brazilian legend Ronaldo – for the rest of the season.
Several other clubs had been pursuing four-cap Spain U-19 international Fresneda, with Saudi Arabia-funded Newcastle previously keen – though they have now dropped out of the race.
Fresneda, born in the Spanish capital, spent four years in Real Madrid’s academy as a youngster.
Mikel Arteta’s Gunners want cover at right back, with Cedric Soares expected to join Fulham
Arsenal want cover with Cedric Soares expected to join Fulham.
Ben White has made the right-back position his own this term but Takehiro Tomiyasu has struggled with injury issues and Mikel Arteta wants better depth in his squad if they are to maintain their title charge.
Winger Leandro Trossard has already joined from Brighton, with Jakub Kiwior set to complete his £20million move from Spazia soon.
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