According to Cadena Ser, Dani Ceballos is in talks with Real Madrid to end his loan at Arsenal and to find another club.
The midfielder is apparently worried about his lack of playing time with the Gunners, especially with Euro 2020 coming up this summer.
He’s keen to make the Spain squad, but without regular football his chances of doing that are diminished.
The 23 year old hasn’t played for us since pulling a hamstring against Vitoria on November 6th, and has only just returned to full fitness. It seems a bit premature to seek pastures new after a relative serious injury, but he is reportedly keen to find a new club before the end of the transfer window.
Speculation was raised after the 2-2 draw with Chelsea when he replied to Hector Bellerin on Instagram to say he’d miss his left-footed goals, and wished his compatriot all the best for the future.
It might suggest that there’s a player coming in, because Arsenal don’t have a great deal of depth in the centre of midfield, but who that might be – if that even is the case – remains to be seen.
If Ceballos does go, it’ll be another La Liga loan which really didn’t work out, although he did do more than Denis Suarez by having one good game for us in the early season win over Burnley.