As things stand today the signs are that Dani Ceballos will return to Real Madrid at the end of his loan spell at Arsenal but as well know, things can easily change in football.
There have been articles over the last few days about the reasoning behind the loan agreement between Arsenal and Real Madrid not containing a buy clause of some sort and an article in Teamtalk best summed it all up with attribution to the original Spanish publications breaking the story.
The bottom line apparently is that Ceballos himself demanded that no buy clause be included because he had fallen out with one of his representatives and did not want him cashing in on any future deal and also that he believes he still has a future at the Bernabeu following talks with manager Zinedine Zidane.
Well, forget the representative angle, that will be resolved over the next ten months or so, it is simply untenable that it will not be.
So, we are left with Ceballos believing he has a future at Real Madrid.
He may well do but so much can change, for starters, it is far from guaranteed that Zidane will be in charge at the end of the season, secondly, even if he was he can easily change his mind about Ceballos and thirdly, Ceballos may actually love it in North London playing for Arsenal and want to stay.
So, yes, while it may seem today that the 23-year-old is only with us until the end of the season it does not mean that he will definitely leave. There are too many variables to just dismiss the possibility that his loan deal will become a permanent one.