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Wolves transfer news: Ivan Fresneda happy to be linked with Lopetegui's Wolves

Real Valladolid defender Ivan Fresneda has admitted it is nice to be linked with Wolves amongst others.

Estadio Deportivo today bring a report about the 18-year-old, who continues to really shine in Spain.

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He has just won the club’s Player of the Month award for December, and his stock is really beginning to soar.

Plenty of clubs in Europe are keen to sign the teenager, who is seen as a really complete full-back already.

Estadio Deportivo say Wolves were one of the first clubs to have asked about Fresneda, and they also include some comments from the player about all the transfer interest.

Of Wolves’ interest, he’s said: “It’s nice to be linked with greats in Europe.”

Currently there doesn’t seem to be anything too advanced for Fresneda in terms of an exit this month. And he gave a rather measured response on that.

“I belong to a historic club in Spain such as Real Valladolid,” he added. “I am focused on the team and possible negotiations are carried out by my representative. My desire today is to play here.”

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Estadio Deportivo actually begin their article by saying that Fresneda is not far away from becoming Real Valladolid’s biggest player sale ever.

Lsst month, it was claimed that with more appearances under his belt, Fresneda’s release clause could go as high as £38.5 million.

Many clubs will no doubt want to sign him this month to avoid having to pay that much later down the line.

Other clubs to have been linked with Fresneda include Arsenal, Newcastle United, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.

Julen Lopetegui lure gives Wolves hope in Ivan Fresneda chase

Wolves are up against it to sign such a talented young player. But with Lopetegui at the helm, there is a chance.

Clearly he is a really respected manager for all he has achieved in the game to date. And naturally, he is perhaps going to appeal more to young Spanish players.

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Fresneda’s comments here are encouraging.

Wolves really need to be signing a centre-half more than anything.

But there could still be need for a new right-back. While Nelson Semedo’s form has improved in recent weeks, it may still be a risk to press ahead with just him and Jonny Castro Otto, who is still yet to rediscover his mojo.