Arsenal have revived their interest in Spanish teenager Ivan Fresnaeda.
They were one of several clubs considering signing the right-back from Valladolid in January.
However, when the Spanish club slapped a valuation of £35 million on him, they decided not to take the matter any further.
However, Valladolid’s relegation to Secunda B on the last day of the season has now changed the picture, and desperate for money, they may now be willing to sell the 18 year old for half the original price quoted.
Fresneda began his career with Real Madrid, but was released from their youth academy when he was just 14 years old.
He has since gone on to make 26 senior appearances for his current club, although he is still relatively inexperienced.
The Gunners would welcome reinforcements at right-back. Although Ben White has now made the position his own at right-back, they are short of cover, with Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu recovering from a knee problem, and proving increasingly injury prone.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.