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Real Valladolid manager admits Tottenham Hotspur target “will be sold”

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Spurs Transfer News: Real Valladolid manager admits Tottenham Hotspur target Ivan Fresneda “will be sold”

Tottenham Hotspur are among a plethora of clubs circling Real Valladolid for their up and coming star at right-back, Ivan Fresneda (h/t Football.London).

The 18-year-old has made a big impression at the Jose Zorrilla Stadium, especially this season. The teenager has played nine games across competitions for manager Pacheta’s side.

He is yet to score or assist, but those who have seen his performances will appreciate his tackling abilities and neat passing skills. Of course, given his age, he will neither be perfect nor a finished product.

Real Valladolid's Ivan Fresneda vies with Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior.
Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda vies with Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP via Getty Images)

But his potential has attracted the interest of Spurs, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Newcastle, and Chelsea. With so many teams after him, it will be hard for Spurs to sign him.

Amidst increased interest in the highly-rated full-back, Valladolid manager Pacheta has admitted that the player will have to be sold.

“Fresneda will be sold. Ivan is 18-years-old and does things like someone in his 30s. They are not set to buy the Fresneda of today, but what he could become over four years. If I was the owner of a club, I would have no doubts. I can put myself in the shoes of another manager who needs a right-back, and all fingers point to Fresneda.”

Pacheta knows the player’s potential and, of course, the Pucelanos will want to rake in whatever they can in transfer fees for him. He still has two-and-a-half years left on his contract at the club (Transfermarkt).

Ivan Fresneda of Real Valladolid CF is challenged by Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid.
Ivan Fresneda of Real Valladolid CF is targeted by Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Spurs currently have Matt Doherty, Emrson Royal, and Djed Spence in this position. The first two names in the list haven’t done enough to convince the majority of Spurs fans that they are currently world class.

While Spence hasn’t been given the chance under manager Antonio Conte to a satisfactory extent. The Italian manager hasn’t been one to bring in largely unknown teenagers and patiently develop them into world-class talent.

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For now, Spurs’ focus should be on signing world-class individuals to instantly make Conte’s team elite. If Fresnada can be signed between that, then great – although it’s hard to see why he will choose to join us if we can’t guarantee him a future in our starting XI when he has so many suitors.

For now, tried and tested talent like Denzel Dumfries and Pedro Porro should be our focus.

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