Arsenal have signed 22-year-old midfielder Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.
Arsenal have confirmed the loan transfer of Ceballos for the 2019/20 season. There is no option-to-buy in the player’s contract, but according to previous reports, talks are planned for the end of the season for a possible permanent transfer.
Ceballos travelled to London to complete a medical and sign his contract on Tuesday, with Real Madrid and the player himself choosing Arsenal over heavily-linked rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Ceballos’ is taking the number 8 shirt for the season.
The 22-year-old made 34 appearances for Real Madrid last season, but he struggled to get consistent starts and seemed to be out of favour with manager Zinedine Zidane.
The midfielder then travelled with Spain to the u21 European Championships, where he shone, scoring two goals and assisting two in five appearances to help his country win the tournament.
Really quick video of Dani Ceballos’ goals and assists at the u21 European Championship this summer.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) July 23, 2019
Ceballos has been on holiday since the tournament, like Matteo Guendouzi and Krystian Bielik. All three of them should be returning to training soon though, so it won’t be too long until we can see the new signing in action.