NEWCASTLE are hoping to sign Ivan Fresneda from Real Valladolid but the fee they may have to pay is double what the Magpies value him at, according to reports.
The 18-year-old is seen as a top prospect and a number of clubs are monitoring him.
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Fresneda has a contract at the Spanish side until 2025, however his deal includes a £26million release clause.
Newcastle are “serious” about signing him, claim Radio Marca Valladolid.
But the Premier League side value him between £8million and £13million.
The Toon are interested in signing the right-back in January, then loaning him back to the club owned by Brazilian legend Ronaldo.
It is unclear if this is something Real Valladolid would accept.
The club have admitted they could sell players but want to keep their squad as it is as they look to stay in the top-flight.
Arsenal are reportedly tracking Fresneda too.
He has played for the first-team on seven occasions this season and only nine times in his career overall.
Although he has impressed in the youth team and for Spain’s Under-19 side.
As a kid, Fresneda was on the books of Real Madrid, but he left in 2018.
He is not the only player Newcastle are interested from Real Valladolid, having also been reportedly looking at 22-year-old winger Gonzalo Plata.
The Ecuadorian played in all three matches for his country at the World Cup.