According to AS (relayed by Sport Witness), Arsenal are close to extending Dani Ceballos’ loan from Real Madrid for another season.
The Spain international has become a fulcrum of Mikel Arteta’s midfield since football’s restart and has put in a series of impressive shifts alongside Granit Xhaka.
Having looked like he might return to Spain in January following a spell on the sidelines with injury, it’s quite a turnaround for the 23-year-old.
Previously worried that limited playing time at Arsenal might jeopardise his chances of making his country’s Euro 2020 squad, he obviously fancies his chances of being a regular starter.
A loan extension certainly looks good on paper for the Gunners who probably aren’t in a position to commit to a permanent deal in the current climate but might be able to secure the player next summer for a reasonable price. It’s hard to guess what the loan fee might be for another 12 months of Dani’s services but it won’t be insignificant.