Arsenal could miss out on another target with midfielder awaiting La Liga offer

Dani Ceballos is claimed to be awaiting an offer to return to Real Betis this summer, despite talks over an extended stay with Arsenal into the new season.

The 24 year-old emerged as a key player at the club during his year-long loan spell at the Emirates, despite a change in management in December as well as injury issues, and Mikel Arteta is said to have entered into talks with Real Madrid for his signature.

Our deal could well be scuppered however, with El Desmarque reporting that Dani will hold off on agreeing to return to North London this summer until Real Betis rule out a bid of their own.

This follows on from Fabrizio Romano’s recent Twitter post revealing a late move from Manchester United for the signature of Gabriel Magalhaes, with fear building that we could lose out on his signature also.

Ceballos joined Betis’ youth side at the age of 15 and went onto make 98 La Liga appearances for his former side, before joining Real Madrid in 2017.

That move didn’t work out according to plan however, and after some managerial changes he has struggled to earn a regular role at the Bernabeu, which is why we was able to bring him to Arsenal on loan last summer, and his future remains up in the air to this day.

The player himself talked up his relationship with his former side only last month also, albeit whilst he should have been celebrating his victory with Arsenal.

Dani told El Partidazo de COPE(via Marca): “I have a lot of love for Betis, for everyone who works for the club.

“They know the love I have for them and we’ve been in contact all season.”Betis mean a lot to me.”

Will Arsenal now have to consider other options or will they already be on the lookout for alternatives?


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  1. Unfortunately, if Arsenal wanted to resign Danny Ceballos, they shouldn’t have only offered to pay only half his wages and no loan fee. If they had repeated the 2019/20 season deal, there would probably have been no difficulties. RM are naturall upset with Arsenal.
    In addition Ceballos may see his chances of being selected to play for Spain, in the European Championship as being better if playing for a Spanish Team ie Real Betis In La Liga.
    Other options are out there, but he who hesitates are lost.

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