Credible Arsenal journalist confirms Real Madrid talks progressing well

The transfer windows are a frustrating affair and this one for Arsenal fans has been probably one of the most frustrating in living memory.

The main reason for that is that we know we have a limited transfer budget and yet Arsenal have been linked with a ton of players, with a lot of them out of our price range.

What we have recommended in the past is to find a few journalists or online sources that you trust and use them as a guide to weigh up the credibility of the daily dose of rumours.

One of those journalists for us is Charlie Watts at Goal.com, like David Ornstein of the BBC he is not always right but in comparison to the vast majority of journalists out there, he is as reliable as they come.

So when he makes a statement I tend to listen and that is exactly what I am doing with his comments on Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.

He is not saying it is done and dusted or in the bag or anything like that but he has confirmed that Arsenal is in talks with the Spanish giants and that those talks are progressing well.

And that is significant.

Ceballos would be a good signing for us even if it is a loan, certainly better than some of the players that have been linked with us.

I am now fairly confident that a deal will be agreed, especially in light of the “be excited” comments from Josh Kroenke.

This is one to definitely keep an eye on and add to William Saliba and Kieran Tierney as signings that are very possible.

Updated: July 17, 2019 — 1:32 am

19 Comments

  1. No! If we’re going to loan I’d prefer more experienced players such as: Kallstrom, or Suarez.

    Joking aside, this would be a very good loan deal.

    1. Long deals are always shitt, I don’t fancy them, who else remember the goalie Whom we took on loan from Italy? I never even saw his face ????

    2. I totally agree on what Kev said the other day about the media, they are just misusing Arsenal to sell their nonsense. Spurs never even made a bid for Saliba they were only in talks, but are yet to make a formal bid and it came that they did out bid us. Sky sports news reported.

  2. He’s going to be the best player ever to play on loan at arsenal fc

  3. The latest information on Ceballos is that the deal with Real Madrid involves a loan with the option for Arsenal to buy the player at the end of the season. This would be more in Arsenal’s interest, because it means that if Ceballos succeeds, Arsenal have first option to buy. Hopefully the transfer price would be reasonable, otherwise he will return to Real Madrid or be sold elsewhere.

    1. No, its without option to buy
      Cellabos still not giveup to get place in RM
      Tottenham want buy cellabos or loan with option to buy
      We lead couse it loan without buy option
      But kovacic also loan without buy option with chelsea, and chelsea permanent him
      So who know..

      1. Not disagreeing arie82, but I have read both alternatives and a trying to stay positive ?. We will have to wait and see what actually happens.

  4. This seems like a good move. Get this loan, and spend our pathetic transfer budget on Tierney and hopefully a winger. Too bad we cannot get a decent CB in with the funds we have. But Ceballos, Tierney (not convinced we can even do this still), and a winger like Everton/Fraser would be a redeemable window. Really a disaster that absolutely nobody wants out deadwood.

  5. Please this deal should go through, a very strong hard working midfielder will be nice partnership with Torreira. Tierney and Everton S. should join as well.

  6. Great if he can be tested first. Like Denis Suarez’s case, we don’t know how rusty a bench player has become, until we test him in some games

    Still hoping for Isco and Vinicius Jr. The latter didn’t produce good attacking stats last season, but he is a very talented LW

  7. Real has put him on hold, as they not sure to get Pogba. Upon that deal he will stay or be sold to make up on Pogba’s cost. Spurs is ready to splash cash on him, we look for loans now!

    1. That dude sounds like paid to echo Kroenke’s lies.

      “Exciting players on the way but be patient; it will take few years.” So, Dont expect anything nor get excited fouls.

      What a joke we are made of and actually believe that crap.

      It is a lie as all since transfer window opened. No money nor any players.

      Truth is, we are falling off for a minute, Wenger managed to keep us alive but could not have a team to compete for 5 years at least.

      After his great run with many trophies, he got us a stadium, managed to keep us on CL develloping youth, expecting to see us grow with stadium paid for. But nothing happened, no rebuilding of a team to do so. To miss on Suarez and then on Kanté to save 10 millions being chip, must been a crush on Wenger and precisly when we lost pace and our place in top EPL. Suarez was ready and happy to come, unbelievable how we missed him, 5M to 10M short!

      Then all we need were a top CD. We were up to win EPL and CL with such players for 3 to 5 years.

      The hole is way to Big, to get back in top 4, we need to show ambition. Buy what’s priority, Koulibaly! Put 100M. Sell mustafi, Xakha, chambers and sokratis for 100M. We have a great CM in Bielik, with Koulibaly ans Kos behind him, this kid wil bl make a huge impact in football today. Whoa, Mr Wenger was a real wonderman, bringing all these kids and monitoring most top players he tried to get. Yacini is one…

  8. This would be a good signing, I haven’t seen anywhere that there is an option to buy in the deal,but anything can happen, he may have a good season here and Real may decide that they won’t need him after all and offer that option at the end of the season ,who can say what will happen,he is a good player and as cash is tight he would be a very good addition.

  9. Mogunna, Kos wants to leave??

  10. Martinelli, evertone, Saliba, Tierney, alves, cebalos, new cb(if cos leaves)

    Leno

    Alves..socratis..coscielny..nacho

    Torreira..niles/xhaka

    Ozil…Cebalos…everton

    Laca/auba

    After 6-8 weeks

    Leno

    Belerin..coscielny..holding..Tierney

    Torreira…Niles/xhaka

    Ozil…. Cebalos….Everton

    Auba/laca

    NEXT SEASON

    Leno

    Belerin..saliba..holding..Tierney

    Torreira.. Guendouz.. Willock

    Nelson.. Laca.. Everton

  11. Is this guy any good? I hope he doesn’t spend all his time on the bench like Suarez.

  12. That dude sounds like paid to echo Kroenke’s lies.

    “Exciting players on the way but be patient; it will take few years.” So, Dont expect anything nor get excited fouls.

    What a joke we are made of and actually believe that crap.

    It is a lie as all since transfer window opened. No money nor any players.

    Truth is, we are falling off for a minute, Wenger managed to keep us alive but could not have a team to compete for 5 years at least.

    After his great run with many trophies, he got us a stadium, managed to keep us on CL develloping youth, expecting to see us grow with stadium paid for. But nothing happened, no rebuilding of a team to do so. To miss on Suarez and then on Kanté to save 10 millions being chip, must been a crush on Wenger and precisly when we lost pace and our place in top EPL. Suarez was ready and happy to come, unbelievable how we missed him, 5M to 10M short!

    Then all we need were a top CD. We were up to win EPL and CL with such players for 3 to 5 years.

    The hole is way to Big, to get back in top 4, we need to show ambition. Buy what’s priority, Koulibaly! Put 100M. Sell mustafi, Xakha, chambers and sokratis for 100M. We have a great CM in Bielik, with Koulibaly ans Kos behind him, this kid wil bl make a huge impact in football today. Whoa, Mr Wenger was a real wonderman, bringing all these kids and monitoring most top players he tried to get. Yacini is one…

  13. He should be a good temporary replacement for Ramsey.
    Good first step.
    But we need a new CAM better than Ozil, Iwobi.
    And of course wingers too
    Also a reliable, experienced CB is a must

    With the release of Cech, Ospina, Lichtsteiner, Welbeck, Ramsey we have freed up about £350-£400,000 a week of wages. So that’s enough for 3-4 players

    Selling Ozil, Xhaka, Mustafi, Jenkinson, Elneny would be even better if possible

  14. I don’t know him☹️☹️, I don’t watch la liga but I will when I buy a Tv. But everybody here seems to agree that he is good. I therefore allow myself to be swayed by peer pressure. Welcome Ceballos to Arsenal ☺️☺️☺️

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