According to sources, Newcastle and Real Valladolid have started talking about signing Ivan Fresneda, although there is competition from prominent European teams.
The 18-year-old is one of Spain’s top promising prospects, and Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are also interested in him.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano asserts that the right-prospective back’s buyers, the Magpies, have initiated negotiations.
Fresneda is under contract with Valldolid till 2025, however there is a rumored £26 million release clause.
Newcastle may be interested in signing him even if they value him at half that amount and loaning him back to the LaLiga team for the remainder of the season if they do.
Although it has been suggested that Valladolid may seek £10 million, it is unclear whether they would accept this.
The club, which is owned by Ronaldo, a legend in Brazil, has acknowledged that it might sell players but that it prefers to preserve its current roster in order to avoid relegation.
Fresneda has only ever made ten appearances for the first squad, but his performances thus far indicate that he has the makings of a future star.
He has four caps for Spain’s Under-19 team and spent four years as a young player on Real Madrid’s roster.
As a long-term replacement for Kieran Trippier, who is 32 years old, Newcastle appears eager to sign Fresneda.
For Juventus, the 34-year-old Juan Cuadrado and the 31-year-old Danilo are also getting older.
Thomas Meunier, Dortmund’s first choice, could leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
As a result, Fresneda might be of interest to the German side.