Dani Ceballos is hinting at a permanent Real Madrid stay once again, suggesting they are the ideal team for him to succeed with.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal on October 27, 2019. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Dani Ceballos’ future is up in the air right now, as the Real Madrid loanee waits on the return of Premier League football with Arsenal.

Assuming English football does get back underway, Ceballos should complete the current campaign, even if it goes on past June 30th. After that, he has plenty of options, from another loan to a permanent transfer or a return to Madrid.

From what he’s telling the media, however, it’s looking increasingly likely he plans to stay in Spain.

“I am a Real Madrid player,” Ceballos told TVE (via Standard). “Any player in the world would like to play for Real Madrid. I have a contract with them for three more years and they are the ideal team to succeed.”

The midfielder made similar comments in another interview last week. He suggested he was happily under contract with Real Madrid and still young enough to make it with them.

Combine that with the fact that Arsenal probably can’t afford him anyway. Reports earlier this year put his price tag at around £36m. Not so outrageous before the pandemic, but probably out of the Gunners price range now.

It’s a shame, but hopefully, Ceballos can help Arsenal make a push for a top-four (or five) finish before his spell is over.