Real Madrid are expected to give Dani Ceballos a new contract on the back of a handful of decent games and to stop the player leaving for free in the summer.
Dani Ceballos’s Real Madrid contract finally expires this summer, and Real Betis are eagerly waiting on him becoming a free agent.
However, reports in the Spanish press claim that Real Madrid are considering giving him a new deal after a ‘spectacular’ performance against Villarreal which Real Madrid won 3-2 thanks to a goal and assist from the former Arsenal man who was only brought on after 56 minutes to replace Luka Modric.
Ceballos has always said how much he wants to enjoy a successful career with Real Madrid, but despite signing for them in 2017, he has still played more minutes for the Gunners than his parent club (4,711 v 3,600)
Once worth around €45m, Ceballos is now only priced in the region of €8m despite still only being 26.
Who is Dani Ceballos?
Dani Ceballos is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfield for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Spain national team.
He made his professional debut with Real Betis in 2014, and was signed by Real Madrid in 2017 for a transfer fee of around €18 million.
Ceballos has had loan spells at Arsenal and Real Sociedad and is known for his passing ability, vision, and technical skills on the ball.
He is a versatile midfielder who can play in different positions in the centre of the park, and is also known for his work rate, energy and ability to press high up the pitch.
Ceballos was a regular member of the Spain national team between 2018 and 2020, making 11 appearances, and has represented Spain in various youth levels before.
In terms of wages, Ceballos earns around €3.5 million per year at Real Madrid, making him one of the highest-paid players in the team.
Despite his high wages, he has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter for the team. However, he has shown flashes of his talent during his loan spell at Arsenal and Real Sociedad.