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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers eyeing Real Valladolid youngster Ivan Fresneda

Wolves are reportedly showing interest in Real Valladolid defender Ivan Fresneda.

That’s according to AS, who say that several European clubs are monitoring the 18-year-old starlet.

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Fresneda has enjoyed a really exciting rise since making his debut last season.

Fresneda, who plays at right-back, is supposedly one of Europe’s most promising young talents at the moment, and there is very much a big race on for his signature.

Valladolid were fielding enquiries for him a year ago. But the Spanish club were able to convince the starlet into signing a new deal back then, which included a €10 million (£8.5 million) release clause.

But that figure is now €30 million (£25.7 million) following him breaking into the first-team and playing six games.

AS say this clause could actually rise even further if he gets to 22 games for Valladolid. Apparently if that happens he could be worth as much as €45 million (£38.5 million).

Scouts from clubs in the Premier League, Ligue 1 and Serie A have all been present to watch Fresneda in recent times.

In terms of English clubs, the likes of Wolves, Leeds United, Everton and Southampton are all in for the Spaniard, as they move to try and get ahead of the competition.

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This season at Wolves, the two right-back options Nelson Semedo and Jonny Castro Otto have both been in poor form.

It is therefore little wonder we now have a transfer link to a new right-back.

Fresneda is not the first player from Valladolid to have been linked with a move to Wolves recently. Last month the club were reported to be showing interest in centre-back Javi Sanchez.

Wolves are massively up against it to sign the talented Ivan Fresneda

Fresneda is clearly an extremely coveted young player. Football Espana describe him as a ‘wonderkid’.

The likes of Arsenal and Liverpool are also mentioned as being keen. And perhaps most worryingly for Wolves, Real Madrid and Barcelona are also said to be monitoring.

The lure of Real and Barca has historically proven very difficult for young Spanish players to turn down.

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But a Spanish influence is growing at Wolves. Lopetegui is the new manager and currently there are three Spaniards in the first-team; Adama Traore, Hugo Bueno and Jonny. And it’s very possible other players could add to that contingent next month.

But competition for Fresneda is extremely high, so Wolves would be doing very well to land him.