Real Valladolid’s manager Pacheta has admitted young full-back Ivan Fresneda could leave the club this month, with Wolves one of many clubs to have been linked.
Fresneda really caught the eye in 2022 and has now become one of the hottest prospects in European football.
The 18-year-old is already a brilliant all-round player.
According to a recent feature from Football Talent Scout, Fresneda is a ‘modern full-back who combines attacking and defensive qualities and feels comfortable in the build-up’.
He’s also described as an ‘intelligent full-back with good timing, positioning, and game reading ability’ and someone who ‘brings a lot of activity on the right side thanks to his inexhaustible energy and stamina’.
They paint a very colourful and exciting picture of the young Spaniard, and it is little wonder so many clubs want him.
The chances of him departing Valladolid this month seems to be quite reasonable.
Fresneda’s manager Pacheta certainly thinks there could be a chance.
He said (via GSFN): “He would be a fantastic acquisition, his numbers are fantastic and, although I want him to stay here, I understand the club and I am aligned with him in everything he does.
“It’s good for the player that he can continue playing. But I’m sure he will play wherever he goes because he is a good right-back, who also played a brilliant game against Real Madrid.”
Ivan Fresneda set to leave Real Valladolid, but Wolves have a huge task on their hands to sign him
So Pacheta has suggested Fresneda could well be on his way this month and that will be music to a lot of clubs’ ears.
Fresneda has major potential. But his level even right now is really good. He was absolutely superb against Real Madrid recently, keeping Vinicius Jr quiet.
It will be very difficult for Wolves to get him. Currently he has a release clause if just under £26 million. But that could rise by him making more appearances.
But Wanderers find themselves really needing a new right-back.
Both Jonny Castro Otto and Nelson Semedo have both struggled this season and it could be time for fresh blood.
With Spaniard Julen Lopetegui at the helm, it can surely not be entirely ruled.