La Liga giants Real Madrid are said to be open to the prospect of loaning midfielder Dani Ceballos when the transfer window reopens in January.
Dani Ceballos, 25, returned to Real Madrid this summer after spending two years on loan with Arsenal, where he made 77 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing five assists.
However, he returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a full tear in his anterior ankle ligaments which saw him miss the entirety of the preseason and will likely keep him out of action for months.
And with the summer acquisition of Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes and the presence of pillars of strength in the midfield in the form of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, Ceballos probably won’t have many opportunities under Carlo Ancelotti this season once. that he will recover from an ankle. injury.
According to a Spanish media Central defense, in addition to a possible short-term loan deal, Real Madrid could include a mandatory buyout clause worth around € 20-25million. That being said, here are three clubs who should be looking to get the Spanish midfielder moving.
# 1 Everton
Everton was interested signing Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United at the deadline, but the Red Devils blocked the move. While a move for the Netherlands international did not materialize, the Toffees’ need for a new midfielder became evident.
That being said, Rafael Benitez and Everton would do a good job signing Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid in January. Along with Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure, Ceballos could form a strong midfield unit at Goodison Park and help Benitez’s side control many games.
Under the tutelage of experienced Benitez, the Spain midfielder is certain to improve as a player if he joins the Toffees.
# 3 The real Betis
According to the Spanish release Mundo Deportivo, Real Betis are keen to re-sign Dani Ceballos and will launch an offer for his ex-player in the winter transfer window.
Ceballos has emerged as a promising young talent with Real Betis prompting Real to sign him in 2017. However, a move to Real did not go as planned for the midfielder but he could relaunch his career in going back to the club where it all started for him.
Andres Guardado and Victor Camarasa are among the few players whose contracts expire in the summer of 2022, and as the duo seem unlikely to renew their stay at Estadio Benito Villamarin, Betis will potentially have a considerable amount of money in their coffers to spend. next year.
With that in mind, the Andalusian squad are expected to re-sign Ceballos from Real Madrid in January as he has the tools to replace the aging Guardado in the middle of the park.
# 3 Liverpool
Liverpool lost Georginio Wijnaldum in a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer and failed to replace him, weakening Jürgen Klopp’s options in the middle of the park.
With James Milner in the twilight of his career, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain prone to injury and Jordan Henderson’s recent fitness issues, the Reds may need a new midfielder in January. To that end, Dani Ceballos would be a perfect fit for Anfield.
Capable of playing in different positions in midfield, Ceballos could inject dynamism and energy into Liverpool’s engine room, and his previous Premier League experience with Arsenal should help him settle in quickly as well.