Cadena Ser in Spain report that Dani Ceballos is seeking to end his loan with Arsenal which builds on reports we covered earlier in the week from David Ornstein.
David Ornstein, Arsenal’s transfer guru and second only in terms of the club themselves when it comes to reliability in terms of transfer information, hinted that the club could be on the lookout for another midfielder with both club and player unhappy with how Dani Ceballos’ loan has turned out.
The report from Spain claims he is unhappy over his lack of playing time but that’s hardly Arsenal’s fault given he pinged a hamstring at the start of November and hasn’t been fit since. Even though he’s been included in the matchday squad a few times since, he hasn’t played a minute since Unai Emery was asked to leave and never return.
Nevertheless, they report he is in talks with Real Madrid about ending his loan early.
Ceballos, for his part, is worried about missing a place in the Spain squad for this summer’s Euros but even when he has been fit, he’s hardly lit up the Premier League.
He did have one great game early in the season that resulted in a host of articles in Spain crying about Zinedine Zidane refusing to use him at Real Madrid. It seems, however, that was a one-off, at least for his time at Arsenal.
Ceballos also seemed to say goodbye to Hector Bellerin on Instagram, although the comment looks like it has now been deleted.
Translated, it basically says Ceballos will miss Hector’s left-footed goals before wishing him well for the future.