18-year-old right-back will sign a contract until 2028. Sporting can pay an additional €3 million in variables
Iván Fresneda will be Sporting’s reinforcement until 2028. The 18-year-old winger will move to Lisbon next week and, as O JOGO has learned, he was extremely pleased with the role that Rúben Amorim wants to give him in the team, being aware that several youngsters have passed through Alcochete and have quickly been promoted to other European clubs, such as Porro and Ugarte, just to mention the most recent ones.
Sporting pays €9m, or €500,000 more than it invested in Porro: however, it now reserves 90% of the transfer and Valladolid will be entitled to 10% of a future transfer. According to the newspaper « Marca » The lions must add around three million in goals, therefore, calculating the 12 M€ they will spend in perspective, a cake of 57 M€ has already been reached in three reinforcements, as Hjulmand will represent an effort €21 million in cash and €24 million in Gyokeres.
After Napoli’s intransigence in releasing Zanoli, considered a more complete player in Alvalade, the Spaniard Fresneda gained strength and the player’s imminent will to leave the club that will compete in the II Spanish Division worked in favor of the lions, who are hitting the negotiating details with the side. The proximity between clubs also helped Sporting, as this way Valladolid will reduce the debt it had since the sale of Gonzalo Plata.
Fresneda was coveted by Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham, he waited for these movements for several weeks, but ended up deciding to move to a lesser rated league because he understood that he could gain space on the right wing, which is Ricardo Esgaio now. With Geny Catamo as a backup solution and a bet to reinforce the attack if necessary, hiring a full-back was a request from Amorim. The coach closely followed the process and never included another winger in the A team because he was convinced that he would have a reinforcement.
José Ángel Carmona was in Alcochete for a medical in July, but he was not the player preferred by Sporting, who tried to change the transfer procedures, infuriating Sevilla for having alleged physical ailments in the Spanish full-back.