According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are keen to make Dani Ceballos’s loan switch permanent – and his comments suggest that he would be open to extending his stay at the Emirates.
The 23-year-old has made an exciting start to life in North London after joining on loan in the summer. He has provided two assists in eight Premier League appearances.
And Ceballos – who made just 17 La Liga starts during his first two years with Real Madrid – suggested that he is delighted that he made the move to the Gunners in the summer.
“Going to Arsenal has been a very important step in my career,” he said, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
“I don’t feel sorry for not being in Madrid. Right now I am where I want to be and I am very happy. My idea was to go out, play and enjoy football. In the previous two years I had not done so.”
And it appears that Arsenal will be delighted with Ceballos’s comments. The Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal want to make the midfielder’s move permanent. But Los Blancos are not going to make it easy for Unai Emery’s men.
The report notes that Madrid are unlikely to make it easy for Ceballos – who earns around £51,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – to secure a move to Arsenal.
It would be a fantastic statement if Arsenal were able to sign Ceballos. His stock is rising during his time in the Premier League, and his asking price is probably increasing with every impressive performance.
With that, it would also not be a surprise to see a greater number of teams register an interest in Ceballos. But with Arsenal clearly making an impression on the Spain international, perhaps the Gunners will find themselves in pole position if a race for his signature does start.