Arsenal had been strongly linked with a move to keep Dani Ceballos this summer after his loan deal ends, but they must now face competition from Juventus.
The Spanish midfielder has mostly been a regular for us this season when fit, and was believed to be high on our wishlist for a summer move, although it had been mentioned that another loan deal could be on the cards.
With our club not expected to have a huge budget for the coming window, another loan had sounded perfect for us, but Juventus have now emerged as interested, and will apparently pay the £35 Million asking price.
This will come as a blow to our side as we look to stretch our budget, and may well be forced to shell out the asking price in order to convince Real Madrid to allow him to rejoin us next season.
Next will come the challenge of persuading the midfielder to choose us over Juve, a battle I actually see us winning.
Ceballos has already made his intentions clear in choosing his next club, and wants to be an ‘important‘ player wherever he chooses to play his football next term, and that is something I think he may struggle to achieve in the star-studded Serie A side.
I feel as though the 23 year-old has already regretted the decision to move to Real Madrid, and wants more than anything to be on the pitch, something we have already convinced him of doing for us this term.
Could our club hold all the aces in the bid to land Ceballos in the summer? Could Real Madrid make things difficult for us following the supposed interest from Juve?
Amazing how in the space of just over a week things change… I thought he was opting for Real Betis?! Then i read we were hoping to extend his loan deal for another season… now Juve are interested! Not that they need any more midfielders!!
I’d like him to stay with us.. I know he isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I like him.. he’s young, skillful and we have a much better win rate with him in the team than without…but who knows what will happen…. we might still be sat here in 6 months time with no football 🤷♀️
That guy died for me on 24th of August 2019 at Anfield Road. He committed suicide as a footballer in front of my very eyes by doing something so stupid that it is almost unbelievable. Twenty minutes into the first half (19:56 to be exact) – watch for yourselves. I lack the vocabulary to describe it. And a player who can do such a thing once – can do it again. After that horrible mistake you understand why Real Madrid didn’t want him in their starting XI. I’m not the forgiving kind, I’ve hated the sob ever since. He ruined my nights. Kick him out!
Blimey, lighten up a bit, everyone makes mistakes even the best players in the world….
I saw Tony Adams make mistakes that led to goals, good job we didn’t kick him out !!
Aubameyang, Ceballos, Mari, Martinelli, Saka, Leno
My core to keep.