Real Madrid have enjoyed a golden era over the last decade, winning a remarkable five Champions League over that period of time. Even more so, it has been more or less achieved with a similar side for many of those triumphs.
Veteran right-back Dani Carvajal is one of the star-studded players in the Real Madrid side and are considering a long-term replacement. Although Carvajal is only 30, his injury issues and inconsistent performances mean that Real Madrid are looking for a younger model sooner than perhaps they would otherwise.
Along with Arsenal, Newcastle United, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Inter and AC Milan, the great and the good of European football, it has been confirmed that Real Madrid are interested in Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda. But who is Ivan Fresneda? FootTheBall take a look at his short career so far.
Playing career so far
Fresneda was born in Madrid and even spent four years in the Real youth ranks before moving on to Leganes and then Valladolid.
Iván Fresneda is an 18-year-old right back for Real Valladolid in La Liga who made his senior debut in the Segunda Division last season. This season in 2022 he took advantage of an injury at his position and has strung together some admirable performances at a young age in a top-five European league.
The right-back spent some time in the youth academies of Real Madrid and Leganes before joining Valladolid in 2020. The Spanish club is owned by none other than Brazilian icon Ronaldo.
Fresneda is ‘one of the biggest prospects in European football’, having burst onto the scene in recent months. The teenager made his Valladolid debut last season and has clocked up nine appearances overall for his club. This term, Fresneda has featured seven times in La Liga for the newly-promoted outfit. And it looks as though Europe’s elite have liked what they’ve seen from the talented right-back.
Ivan Fresneda stats
On the attack, Fresneda utilizes his dominant right foot with good passing range from the right flank and even mixes his left foot at times. He has a good cross on him and creates chances well.
Fresneda’s stats stand at 2.5 shot-creating actions per 90 which is…