Ivan Fresneda: Arsenal enter race for Real Valladolid wonderkid with Newcastle also interested

Arsenal have joined the race for Real Valladolid sensation Ivan Fresneda, with Newcastle United also interested in the teenage right-back.

WHAT’S HAPPENING? The Gunners continue to try and bolster their squad heading into the second half of the season, and have turned their attentions towards 18-year-old Fresneda in a bid to refresh their options at full-back. That’s according to the Telegraph, who report that Arsenal hold “serious interest” in the teenager.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Any move for Fresneda could coincide with the potential departure of Cedric Soares, according to the report, who has been linked with a move to Fulham. Real Valladolid are willing to let the teenager leave this month despite him becoming a key member of their first team, with him said to be available for between £10m to £15m ($12-18m).