NEWCASTLE have been give a boost in their pursuit of Ivan Fresneda.
That’s after his Real Valladolid boss said the 18-year-old only has a “few games left” at the Spanish club.
Newcastle reportedly opened talks over a move for the teenage right-back this week.
Fresneda is seen as one of Europe’s top emerging prospects in his position.
And the defender is also attracting interest from Borussia Dortmund and Juventus.
Fresneda’s release clause currently stands at a mighty £25million, with his contract running until 2025.
And Valladolid boss Jose Rojo Martin, known also as Pacheta, admits Fresneda’s time at the club could be coming to an end.
He declared: “”I think Fresneda has few games left with the Real Valladolid shirt. He is 18 years old, but he does things that people of 30 do.
“If I was at another club, I would go for him without hesitation, his data is brutal and you are not buying the current player, you are buying what he can become in a few years.”
Fresneda has only ever played for the first-team ten times in his career and his performances so far suggest he is a star of the future.
He has been capped four times by Spain’s Under-19 side and he was previously on the books of Real Madrid for four years as a child.
Newcastle appear keen to sign a long-term alternative to Kieran Trippier, who is aged 32.
But Valladolid are owned by Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario, who is reportedly desperate to keep his squad completely intact to avoid relegation to the second division.