It has been claimed that ARSENAL have made a lucrative offer to try and sign Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda
Mikel Arteta was keen on taking his time during the January transfer window in recruiting players that he believes will add some quality to the squad – with Leandro Trossard, Jorginho and Jakub Kiwior just some of the names that made a move.
But there was big talk that the Gunners were in talks to sign the highly-exciting Fresneda – who has been making a real name for himself over in La Liga – but despite all the hype and speculation – the lad stayed put.
The promising right back wanted to keep his “feet on the ground” before rushing into a decision about his future,, according to his agent, Luis Bardaji, who told AS: “There have been around 30 teams interested. But the truth is that he has hardly aroused interest in Spanish football, but in Germany, France or England there has been interest.
“Some because they had a specific need in this market and others with a vision of the future, but times are what they are.
“Fresneda will be at Real Valladolid until the end of the season. We want him to have his feet on the ground and in other teams he was not going to have the continuity he needs now.”
Now – according to reports on the sun – they have already made a lucrative offer to the player and the LaLiga club.
The report adds that the Gunners can supposedly pay more than rivals Borussia Dortmund for him.
Fresneda recently revealed that he is a big fan of ARSENAL manager Arteta and Arsenal’s style of play.
‘I like Arteta a lot because I think he’s a great coach; I follow the European leagues and I think the work he’s doing with his club is fantastic,’ Fresneda told The Athletic.
‘But now with [Real Valladolid manager] Pezzolano and before with [previous manager] Pacheta we do that style of play, and that style is the one I like the most.’
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