Arsenal have signed 22-year-old midfielder Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

UDINE, ITALY - JUNE 30: Dani Ceballos of Spain celebrates the victory with the trophy at the end the 2019 UEFA U-21 Final between Spain and Germanyat Stadio Friuli on June 30, 2019 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)UDINE, ITALY - JUNE 30: Dani Ceballos of Spain celebrates the victory with the trophy at the end the 2019 UEFA U-21 Final between Spain and Germanyat Stadio Friuli on June 30, 2019 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
UDINE, ITALY – JUNE 30: Dani Ceballos of Spain celebrates the victory with the trophy at the end the 2019 UEFA U-21 Final between Spain and Germany at Stadio Friuli on June 30, 2019, in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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