It was always thought that Arsenal wanted to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on a loan, however, according to respected Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri it is a permanent deal the club is after.
Tancredi has taken to twitter and tweeted that Arsenal has offered €30 Million while Real Madrid is insisting on a buy-back clause.
Arsenal have offered 30m€ to Real Madrid for Ceballos.
Real Madrid insisting for putting a buyback clause at 40m€
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 22, 2019
This is better than a loan deal which I always thought was not in our interests, it basically meant that Arsenal would be developing the player for Real Madrid with very little gain for us.
While a buy-back clause is not brilliant it does depend on what sort of buy-back clause we are talking about. If it is for €40 Million then it no good because that becomes only marginally better than a loan.
However, if the buy-back clause can be negotiated to double the original fee then that would be worth pursuing.
But buy-back clause to one side, it does show that Arsenal is very interested in signing the 22-year-old permanently as opposed to just a loan deal and it also shows that Real are open to a permanent deal as well.
I take this one seriously, I like Tancredi and find him to be credible, especially in comparison to tabloid journalists.
I have been against loaning Ceballos but I would welcome a permanent deal for sure, he would be a good successor to Aaron Ramsey.