REAL VALLADOLID wonderkid Ivan Fresneda reportedly missed training today as he decides whether to sign for Arsenal or Borussia Dortmund.
We reported earlier how the Gunners and Dortmund had agreed a £13.1million deal for the right-back.
GettyArsenal target Ivan Fresneda missed training with Real Valladolid today[/caption]
The Spaniard, 18, has shone at Real Valladolid in LaLiga this season and has attracted interest from a number of clubs including Newcastle.
But now the star appears to have a straight choice between joining Mikel Arteta’s Premier League leaders or the Bundesliga giants.
Spanish outlet Marca claims that Fresneda was “absent with discomfort” from the club’s training session earlier.
Arsenal have allowed full-back Cedric Soares, 31, to depart the Emirates and join Fulham on loan for the rest of the season.
That has freed up space in the squad for the potential arrival of the Spanish U19 international.
It has been widely-reported that Dortmund believe they are ahead of the Gunners in the chase for the teen’s signature.
They are currently in a battle for a top four spot in the Bundesliga, sitting sixth but just seven points off leaders Bayern Munich.
But whichever outfit he eventually opts for, it is also expected that Fresneda will spend the remainder of the campaign with Valladolid on loan.
He has already made 12 appearances this term, but he has been unable to stop Valladolid’s shocking recent form.
The club have lost five games in a row in LaLiga and are without a win since the beginning of November.
As a result of their poor run, they have slipped into the relegation zone.