Arsenal could be interested in extending the loan of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos for another season after the Spaniard won the ‘trust’ of Mikel Arteta.
That is according to a report from Diario AS, who are suggesting the talented Spaniard might still be wanted at The Emirates again next season, despite his indifferent campaign in North London.
It has previously been suggested by The Mirror that Arsenal could sign the player if they pay a £36 million fee this summer. However, considering the current global health crisis and the subsequent financial situation, that seems an unlikely fee and another loan move would make sense.
Ceballos struggled to get back into Arteta’s plans following a lengthy absence due to injury but was back in the starting XI immediately prior to the recent lockdown.
Indeed, speaking to Canal Sur recently, the midfielder explained how he was improving under the recent guidance of his countryman.
“Just before the confinement arrived I was at a good level. With Mikel, he has a philosophy of play similar to that of City, I felt very comfortable, playing at a great level.
“When there are Euro Cups and the Olympic Games, you have to find a team where you feel important.”
As for his future, he also spoke about wanting to ‘feel important’ at his next club, which seems unlikely at Real considering his fractured relationship with current Merengues boss Zinedine Zidane.
It will be interesting to see how much of a role Ceballos plays after the Premier League restart as that could be a tell, regarding any potential move for a loan deal next season.
Arsenal fans undoubtedly know what Ceballos is capable of and injury has undoubtedly played a role in his diminished impact at The Emirates.
So another season with the Gunners might be welcomed.