Juventus Earmark Promising Real Valladolid Starlet

Juventus are filing away candidacies for the wing-back role, and Ivan Fresneda is highly appreciated by both their directors and the coaching staff. The Bianconeri will sign somebody only if they complete a departure, though. Such element could compromise the timing chase, as the prodigy is in high demand, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The 18-year-old debuted in La Liga this year. However, he already plays like a veteran and has proven to be capable in both phases. He grew up in Real Madrid’s youth academy before spending two years at Leganes and eventually joining Real Valladolid.

On top of Juventus, also Inter and Roma, which would need a fullback if they parted ways with Rick Karsdorp, are tracking Fresneda in Serie A. He debuted in Copa del Rey against Betis in 2020 at 17 years, 3 months, and 6 days, breaking his club’s precocity record. He has featured in six league matches.

The Bianconeri are keeping tabs, and if things break in their favor, they will try to act before a bidding war breaks out. They will gauge offers for Weston McKennie and Daniele Rugani to foot an acquisition and open up a spot in their squad.

Our Take on Juventus Eyeing Fresneda

The Old Lady will probably stand pat in January and lean on their internal options to fix some holes. However, they’ll most likely have to sign two options in such role in the next two windows, and ideally, one of them will be a prospect. The Spaniard fits the bill. The fact that he’s been linked to multiple Italian clubs suggests that his price tag is affordable, especially relative to his sky-high upside.

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