Dani Ceballos, Arsenal & Tottenham
Recent weeks have seen Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos linked with a possible summer move to the Premier League.
Both Tottenham and Arsenal have been linked with the 22-year-old.
However, according to Spanish daily AS on Tuesday, Arsenal are on the verge of closing terms to sign Ceballos for the 2019-20 season.
🚨 Ceballos, muy cerca de irse al Arsenal
⚽ El utrerano se marcharía en calidad de cedido, por una temporadahttps://t.co/knlZHtS3hP
— AS (@diarioas) July 16, 2019
Arsenal to sign Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan
AS tell their readers that Ceballos is just “one step away from Arsenal”.
While AS note that Spurs and AC Milan have also tabled bids, Ceballos seems set to join the Gunners.
Ceballos is set for a season-long loan at the Emirates Stadium.
Will Arsenal secure an option to buy Ceballos? That remains unclear.
Why has Ceballos picked Arsenal over Spurs?
AS drop a hint on this issue, saying that “the interest shown by Unai Emery” was key in convincing Ceballos to join the Gunners.
Of course, Tottenham fans will remain puzzled by the midfielder’s decision.
While Spurs will once again be in the Champions League next season, Arsenal will play Europa League football on Thursday nights.
Is Ceballos set to pick Arsenal over Spurs because he’s more likely to secure playing time in the red-half of north London?
When will Arsenal sign Ceballos?
To be clear, Arsenal and Real Madrid have yet to confirm the Ceballos loan deal.
AS note that Zinedine Zidane still needs to give his ‘OK’ to the transfer.
Moreover, Ceballos is now on vacation following Spain’s triumph at the U21 Euros in Italy.
Ceballos is only set to return to Real Madrid on July 22nd.
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Dani Ceballos: Real Madrid 2018-19 stats
Ceballos had an average season for Real Madrid in 2018-19.
In fairness, Real Madrid had an average season in general, as they failed to win a trophy, while finishing third in La Liga.
Ceballos scored three goals in 23 appearances for Madrid in the league.
Ceballos also played three times in the Champions League and six times in the Copa del Rey without scoring.