Arsenal join Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United in showing an interest in Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos this summer, according to reports in Spain.
El Confidencial write that Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur are all chasing the 22-year-old this summer, as he’s seemingly fallen out of favour in Madrid.
After being in and out of the La Liga team’s starting lineup for most of the season, Ceballos only appeared in one of their final nine games, missing out on the squad completely for five of those.
Arsenal are looking for an Aaron Ramsey replacement in the current window, after the Welshman’s free transfer departure to Juventus. Ceballos is a good all-around midfielder, strong in possession but also solid defensively, so he could certainly help plug the gap.
Arsenal’s competition is set to be fierce though. Ceballos is reportedly ‘very high’ on Mauricio Pochettino’s list of priorities, and Spurs have the advantage that they have a player Madrid want in Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen has made it clear that he would be interested in leaving Spurs, meaning a swap deal could be on the cards. Arsenal don’t have that kind of leverage, nor do they have Champions League football or a large budget, so landing the midfielder won’t be easy.