Marca and AS are both reporting that Real Madrid want Dani Ceballos to remain with the Los Blancos ahead of their preseason training later this month.
As against a previous report from AS via @Sport_Witness that stated that Dani Ceballos is set to stay at Arsenal for another year, with both teams sorting out a deal to extend his loan contract at the Emirates.
Real Madrid has decided against allowing him to return to the North London side as they are now considering to let him stay, which enables them to strengthen the team at no cost. They are in a delicate state from an economic point of view, considering the effect of the pandemic crisis.
It is believed that Madrid are planning to parade their retuning players like Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard during their preseason games with Zidane, before making a final decision on their future at the club.
Arsenal would undoubtedly feel so unlucky to lose out on Ceballos after his successful adaptation in the Premier league and at Arsenal.
Dani Ceballos initial struggle to get into Mikel Arteta’s plan after returning from an injury, has been soften by his quick resurgence in-form, which made him one of Mikel Arteta’s favoured midfielder alongside Granit Xhaka. The Spanish international has been able to soak the manager’s information and knowing how Arteta wants to play.
Mikel Arteta brilliantly moved him from his usual advanced position, and was instead made to play the No.8, which eventually became a successful initiative.
He suddenly regained the fan favourite status and an obvious pick ahead of fellow teammates like Willock, Torreira and Guendouzi.
With Arsenal struggling to activate Thomas Partey’s release clause with Atletico Madrid, missing out on Ceballos would surely be a double blow to the Gunners’ push for silverware next season.