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Roma eye Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda as Karsdorp’s replacement

Andy Mattioli
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The dispute between Mourinho and Rick Karsdorp is bound to result in the Dutchman’s exit from the capital.

As the club study the situation revolving around Karsdorp’s departure, Roma General Manager Tiago Pinto is compiling a list of valid alternatives.

One of the more intriguing names on Pinto’s list belongs to 18-year-old fullback Ivan Fresneda of Spanish side Real Valladolid.

With only six appearances – four as a starter – in La Liga, the Spanish rightback who came up through Real Madrid’s youth sector is one of the most exciting young talents to emerge in the last few months.

Roma are considering this move as a long-term investment rather than a short-term fix with other reports linking the club with more high profile Serie A veterans like Sampdoria’s Bartosz Bereszynski.

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