Arsenal ‘discussing permanent Dani Ceballos transfer from Real Madrid’ with loan star happy at the Emirates


Arsenal are already holding internal talks over possibly making Dani Ceballos’ loan move permanent next summer, reports claim.

The Spain international joined the Gunners on a season-long loan from Real Madrid in July.

Dani Ceballos scored his first Arsenal goal in last week’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege

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Dani Ceballos scored his first Arsenal goal in last week’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege

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Ceballos has impressed in his 11 appearances under Unai Emery, who has picked him ahead of out-of-favour midfielder Mesut Ozil.

The midfielder is enjoying football once again due to his improved game time, and Spanish outlet El Confidencial claim the 23-year-old does not want to return to Madrid to ‘sit in the stands’ next season.

And, according to the same report, Arsenal have discussed potentially signing Ceballos on a permanent basis knowing that their loan star is happy in London.

Ceballos, who is set to play a part in Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Norway and Sweden this month, admitted his delight at being at Arsenal.

During a press conference on international duty, he said: “Going to Arsenal has been a very important step in my career.

“I don’t feel sorry for not being in Madrid. Right now I am where I want to be and I am very happy.

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“My idea was to go out, play and enjoy football. In the previous two years I had not done so. My goal is only to work to keep doing things right.

“I have eight months left at Arsenal, I can only thank them for the confidence that the coach and fans have placed in me, who have already made me a song.

“I am very happy there and I hope to continue for a long time.”

Real Madrid could demand a big fee for Ceballos, who has four years left on his contract at the Bernabeu.


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