Dani Ceballos is set to re-join Arsenal on loan for another season, according to reports coming out of Spain this evening.
The Spain international had signalled his desire to stay in London to Mikel Arteta prior to the FA Cup final but was recalled by Real Madrid in the aftermath of their Champions League exit to Manchester City.
Various stories have done the rounds since. One claimed Arsenal had been trying to barter down our contribution to Ceballos’ wages for the year ahead another suggested he could move to former club Real Betis.
None have said with any conviction that the midfielder might stick things out at the Bernabeu in the hope of winning over Zinedine Zidane.
? CEDIDO ?
Dani Ceballos, se irá cedido otra temporada al @Arsenal
— José Luis Sánchez ?? (@JLSanchez78) August 31, 2020
Dani Ceballos is coming back to Arsenal on loan. Advanced talks and agreement to be completed soon – as reported by @JLSanchez78.
Arteta has called Ceballos to convince him – three bids turned down to come back to #AFC. Green light from Real Madrid soon. ⚪️? #transfers #Ceballos
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2020
Having established himself as a regular at the Emirates, it certainly makes sense for Ceballos to enjoy a bit of continuity as he tries to nail down a place in Spain’s squad for the delayed European Championships.
A loan, possibly with an option to buy, seems to suit all parties.
Prior to the Community Shield, Mikel Arteta sounded cautiously optimistic about a deal.
“We had some talks,” he confirmed. “Dani knows really well what I think about him. He was pretty clear with me as well that his intention was to remain with us.
“Obviously, Real Madrid is involved there and I don’t know yet what they want to do with the player.
“He is a player we are interested in because we really saw in the last few months of the season what he is capable of bringing to us.”
Thankfully, it looks like things are going to swing our way. Hopefully, we can get him back in time for the start of the season.