- Will Dani Ceballos complete the 2019/20 season at Arsenal? Probably. If there is a season to complete.
- Does Dani Ceballos want to stay at Arsenal when his loan deal knows? Don’t know.
- Does Dani Ceballos want to return to Real Madrid? Hard to say.
- Does Dani Ceballos eat paella? Most likely.
- Is Dani Ceballos eager to play for another Spanish club? Maybe.
- Is Estrella Dani Ceballos’ alcoholic beverage of choice? His song does suggest as much.
As you can see, there’s a lot of uncertainty in Dani Ceballos’ life right now and that comes across in a recent interview.
Speaking to Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones, he said: “I finish my contract on June 30 but I would have to [continue to] play for Arsenal [when football returns]. It would be irresponsible from my side to talk about my future. The most important thing will be to be important for my new team.
“I came to Arsenal to be an important player but in the last month that all disappeared [due to the season being put on hold].”
Asked if he was aware of opportunities to return to Spain at the beginning of the year, he reflected:
“Yes, my agent told me about the interest of other teams but I did not play because I was coming back from injury.
“I started training and changed my situation. In the last month-and-a-half I felt important. I knew about Valencia’s interest.”
We do like Dani. Having knuckled down under Mikel Arteta he deserved the regular game time he was getting before coronavirus banjaxed the season. Driven by a desire to get the nod for Spain’s Euro 2020 squad, he was playing with real dynamism. Hopefully, he’ll pick up where he left off, if football resumes again.
For all that, our gut tells us he’s not going to be sticking around when the transfer window reopens. We’re happy to be proved wrong on this but we get the feeling Mikel Arteta may look elsewhere to strengthen his midfield.
If you believe Sport [relayed by Sport Witness], we’ve already lined up 23-year-old Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca as his replacement.
Apparently, we’ve already made an offer and we’ll look to push on with negotiations once the coronavirus crisis ended. His buyout clause is €40 million but with Espanyol bottom of La Liga he could be available for less if they are relegated.