Real Madrid believe they can get between €25m and €30m for Dani Ceballos which will no doubt make quite a lot of Arsenal fans laugh their arses off.
Dani Ceballos will be a man on the move this summer, most likely making two of them.
He will return to Real Madrid at the end of his two-year loan spell with Arsenal but the Spaniards have no interest in keeping him, and it’s not hard to understand why.
As a result, they believe they can get between €25m and €30m for him as they look to replenish their squad with players Zinedine Zidane actually likes.
According to Transfermarkt, Ceballos is worth £27m but you’d be fairly annoyed at paying that sort of money if you had to watch him play, week in, week out. Apart from a very good spell when football returned after the first lockdown, his spell at Arsenal has been average at best.
Two goals and five assists over two seasons and 76 games isn’t really the best advertisement.
It was reported last week that Ceballos would like to return to Spain, where he feels the football suits him better and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him rock up at Villarreal with Unai Emery.
It was Emery who brought him to Arsenal in the first place, swooping in after the midfielder met with Tottenham. Villarreal were also interested in signing him last summer before Arsenal renewed his loan deal.
Plus, given how disastrous Ceballos was in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final, he has no doubt reminded Emery of how much he likes the midfielder.