Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is currently on loan at Arsenal, does not have a future at the Spanish club, while the Gunners are also reluctant to sign him on a permanent deal. According to Marca, if current Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane stays at the club, Dani Ceballos will have to look elsewhere for regular game time.
The report further states that Ceballos’ reputation in Europe is strong and that he won’t have a problem finding a new club in the summer. According to the same report, Spanish side Valencia are interested in signing him.
Which Premier League clubs should make a move for Ceballos?
Let’s take a look at 3 Premier League clubs who could make a move for Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos is a good passer of the ball and has shown glimpses of what he is capable of at Arsenal. He is also a hard-working player who likes to press and put in tackles against opposition midfielders. Everton, who have lofty ambitions of breaking into the top 6, could use a player of the calibre of Ceballos.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has a few options in midfield, with the likes of Andre Gomes, Tom Davies, Fabian Delph, Morgan Schneiderlin, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin on the roster. But injuries to key midfielders earlier this season showed the lack of depth that the Toffees have and also the waning ability of a couple of players mentioned above.
Ceballos could also be an alternative to Gomes in central midfield or even play in the No. 10 role if Ancelotti decides to play a little more defensive and scrap his 4-4-2 formation.
Wolves have once again exceeded expectations this season. Nuno Espírito Santo’s team began their 2019-20 season way back in July 2019 with their Europa League qualifying games, and have progressed in that competition as well as stayed in the top 6 in the Premier League.
Wolves have a strong work ethic and quality players, but their squad will need more depth if they are to compete on all fronts. A player like Dani Ceballos would be a quality addition to the Wolves midfield and reduce the game time of important players like Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho. Ceballos’ passing and tenacity would fit in well with Wolves’ counter-attacking style of play.
Like Wolves, Leicester City have also surprised everyone with their solid performances. The Foxes are set to return to the Champions League next season and they will need to add to their squad in the summer. We could see several fringe players be allowed to leave in the summer transfer window, with a few quality additions made to the squad.
Midfielders like Daniel Amartey, Nampalys Mendy and Matty James could be let go in the summer, which could prompt manager Brendan Rodgers to sign a midfielder like Dani Ceballos. Ceballos’ ability to play as a defensive midfielder, central midfielder, or attacking midfielder will be a great bonus for Leicester.
The Spaniard could also be a long-term replacement for James Maddison, who has been linked with a move away from Leicester and even if Maddison stays on at the club, Rodgers could well do with a player of the quality of Ceballos in his squad.