Can Arsenal persuade Ceballos to stay with Real Madrid naming their price?

Dani Ceballos has earned a regular starting spot on loan for Arsenal this season, but can we persuade him to stay?

The Spanish international has impressed in North London this term, whether under Unai Emery at the start of the season or under new coach Mikel Arteta since December, and is now believed to be a potential target come the end of the season.

Marca claims that Real Madrid are willing to sell for €25 Million this summer as long as Zinedine Zidane confirms that Dani is not a part of his plans for the new season, but I’m not sure we would be able to convince him to extend his stay with the club.

As much as Ceballos has enjoyed being a first-team regular, and will be keen to continue playing a key role for a club going into the new campaign, he is a very ambitious individual, and may not be willing to play for a club that doesn’t qualify for Europe for next season.

Dani hasn’t once mentioned any possibility of staying at the Emirates Stadium beyond the current campaign, and while he has been committed to helping us as best he can throughout the season, his heart isn’t with us in the long-term.

Given that I don’t feel he has his heart with us, and the daunting and extremely likely scenario of failing to qualify for Europe next season, I think it would be extremely tough to convince him to sign for us on a permanent deal.

Dani will likely be eyeing a place in the Spain squad for next summer’s European Championships, and playing outisde of his home country could well hamper his opportunities to impress his international coach.

This is before we even consider the ramifications on our playing squad and our budget for the summer after the Coronavirus pandemic and the financial implications of failing to qualify for European football, which will no doubt hamper our ability to splash the cash in the coming window.

Do any of you believe that Ceballos has bought into the club? Am I wrong to expect his international hopes to stand in our way in our bid to keep him this summer?

Patrick

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4 Comments

  1. Francis says:

    I don’t think Ceballos would be interested in a permanent transfer or even a loan if Spanish clubs like Valencia are interested because it may not help him to get into the Spanish National team ahead of Euros next year…. Spanish FA usually prefers players in the La Liga… though they make exceptions sometimes like in the case of Montreal…

  2. Siamois says:

    So your argument is that you don’t feel that his heart is not with us!his performances and hard work seems to contradict you and nl Ceballos is well aware that as long as Zidane is manager he has no immediate future at Madrid, by winning la Liga for Madrid the first in few years,Zizou has reinforced his position when he came back as manager he was assured of the president full backing financially and transfers, Zizou is well aware of his ageing team but with covid 19,before they can sign they have to sell players coutinho has been offered to arsenal and Newcastle,for 25Mi would buy Ceballos a Spanish international ,who continues to improve since he came back from injury and only 23 years old so you can see that he’s buying into MA process even MA said so,MA also admitted that both clubs were in discussion over Ceballos,I am pretty sure that before talking to Madrid we spoke to the player to see if he ‘d like to stay with us no?25M will end up being a bargain if true!

  3. MrLucky says:

    I really like Ceballos and I hope he stays. He said before that he wanted to feel needed at his new club, so Im hoping we are doing that at the moment. Biggest rivals for his signature in my eyes are Betis, cause its his previous club.

    Ive been watching the second half of Juve v Sassuolo (really recommend watching Sassuolo play if you like football) and it seems like Locatelli found himself a new fan. He was so good. If Ceballos wont pick us, I think he is the perfect alternative. Really dominating Juves midfield in the second half today. So weird to see that a team like Sassuolo is so good at psasing from the back and struggle that much.. I know we have terrible defenders, but looking at Sassuolos back 4 isnt world class either

  4. ozziegunner says:

    Arsenal’s midfield needs a total overhaul. Arsenal’s number one priority should be Thomas Partey, because he is the player whose introduction would most improve the midfield and the team overall.
    If Dani Ceballos is willing to commit to Arsenal, he has shown enough if Real Madrid is willing to sell for €25 million to come as the ACM.
    Alternatives are Marc Roca (Espanyol relegated) and Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen, more expensive), with Roca particularly, being a great replacement for the unsettled Torreira should he be sold back to Italy.

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