Premier League side Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Spanish giants Real Madrid to secure midfielder Dani Ceballos for another season on loan. While talks are ongoing the player would link up with the club for pre-season training ahead of their defence of the La Liga.
Ceballos remains contracted to Madrid until 2023 but he is widely expected to return to the Emirates for another season as Coach Zinedine Zidane might not be ready to offer him a starting shirt right now. He joined from Real Betis in 2017 but has not been able to break into the first team with more experienced players as rivals. Despite Luka Modric likely leaving this summer and a few changes to be made by the French tactician, Ceballos is unlikely to come become a squad member when Mikel Arteta is offering him king size of the pie in his project rebuild.
With Mesut Ozil likely to remain ostracized going into the next season, Ceballos has a key role to play in the heart of the Gunners midfield. The club would not be able to meet his heavy release clause so taking the 24-year old on another loan spell seems the best option.
Ceballos was quite decent under Arteta, playing in every FA Cup game that culminated in them lifting the cup. Arsenal are working to add more players that will boost their chances of silverware or at least a better performance next term.
Aubameyang has agreed to extend his contract, adding to the general feel of optimism at the club. David Luiz extended his deal by a year, Willian joined from Chelsea, Pablo Mari and William Saliba have joined with reports that Arsenal might land Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille this window. It seems the club would let Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis run down their deals as they enter their final year.Ozil would run down his deal after refusing to leave and it would cost the club heavy for the whole year. Matteo Guendouzi and Alexandre Lacazette are mooted for an exit as interest mounts with the returns expected to fund a move for Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.
Things look promising at the North London club.