The Spain international returns to his parent club and wants opportunities with Los Blancos or a permanent change elsewhere
Dani Ceballos has spent the last two seasons at Arsenal, but the Real Madrid midfielder is tired of being a loan ranger and won’t make any other short-term deals in 2021.
The last of those outings came in April 2019, with Ceballos chasing the regular playing time he dreams of with the Premier League giants at the Emirates Stadium.
What was said?
Ceballos is now looking to stay put or make a permanent move in the next window, saying Radio Canal Sur on its future: “The Premier League is a very attractive championship, I was lucky enough to be able to play there last season and win the FA Cup, and this second season has helped me consolidate myself.
“I am very happy because I learned a lot, I became a better player, more complete, and I think that although my chapter did not close as we would have liked, with another title I am very happy with the experience.
“It is true that I have a contract with Real Madrid for the next two years and I would not want to be loaned to another club anymore.
“With the experience of the last two years, I’m a player who needs to feel important, I would like to start next year from the start and feel important, but settling down. So it is important to go ahead to find out what you want to do.
“I think a player reaches his maximum level when he is completely happy and for that he has to be 100% focused on his club.
“I’m 24, I’m a very young player, with a lot of time ahead of me, and the truth is that my expectations are clear: to move into a club, to feel important and to enjoy football.”
Will Ceballos have a chance at Real?
Ceballos returns to Madrid in a summer of many changes, with Zinedine Zidane having already left his post as head coach.
A fresh start could offer a clean slate for those who have been on the sidelines, like Ceballos and his loaned compatriot Martin Odegaard.
“It’s true that with Zizou I had fewer opportunities than I thought, but now Madrid are coachless,” added a man who is looking to kick off his career with Los Blancos.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen in two or three weeks, we are talking about a lot of things and I think that at the moment it is time to take a little disconnect from football, to prepare well for what is going on. is coming and when Madrid have their next manager, let’s talk and see what we want, it will be time to decide on the future. “
Where could Ceballos end up?
If a move away from the Bernabeu is to be made, various landing points have already been speculated for Ceballos.
One of them saw a return to Real Betis mentioned for a man who made a name for himself with Andalusian outfit.
Asked about such a change, Ceballos said: “Betis have a very good team, I don’t know what [Manuel] Pellegrini and [Antonio] Cordon is planning for next year.
“It’s still early days and I have to focus on my next goal, which is to play the Olympics now. From there, I’ll decide my future.”