Arsenal decide against signing Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal after loan spell expires

Arsenal Training Session
Ceballos is set to head back to Real Madrid (Picture: Getty Images)

 

Arsenal are not interested in making Dani Ceballos’ loan move from Real Madrid permanent at the end of the season, according to reports.

The 23-year-old’s injury-time winner in the 2-1 win over Sheffield United on Sunday sealed the Gunners’ place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Despite his recent run in the side under Mikel Arteta, injuries and a lack of consistency has resulted in Ceballos starting just 12 Premier League games this season.

And according to The Sun, Arsenal have made up their mind not to tie down the Spaniard on a permanent deal when his one-year loan spell expires.

The report states that Madrid are expected to demand around £30 million for his services, but Mikel Arteta hasn’t seen enough from the midfielder to splash out that amount of money.

Ceballos’ future looks increasingly uncertain as he is unlikely to walk straight back into Zinedine Zidane’s side.

Sheffield United v Arsenal - FA Cup: Quarter Final
Ceballos booked Arsenal’s place in the FA Cup semi-finals (Picture: Getty Images)

 

The Spain international has been linked with a move back to his boyhood club Real Betis, but, when discussing his future with El Larguero last week, he refused to rule out a stay in the Premier League.

‘The owner of my future next year is me,’ Ceballos said.

‘Next year I want to play and I will hardly be able to do it at Real Madrid.

‘If I would return with Zidane? I have to make the decision. He told me this year that the best thing was for me to leave and get experience.

‘Everyone makes their decisions and they must be respected, I have nothing to attribute to him because he has always been very clear with me.

‘Betis? It is an option. I do not close the door to play in any club.

‘I do not rule out continuing in the Premier [League].’

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