Arsenal confident of signing 23-year-old star, deal could cost £27m – reports

By on July 29, 2020

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The media are continuing to talk-up the chances of Dani Ceballos staying at Arsenal beyond this season but a deal could end up costing around £27m.

After arriving on a season long loan deal from Real Madrid last summer, Ceballos endured a slow start to life in north London that was hampered by some niggling injury issues and inconsistent form.

However, the 23-year-old has really stood out since football returned in June as he’s been one of our most consistent performers in recent weeks and he’s formed an impressive partnership alongside Granit Xhaka in the Arsenal midfield.

His improvement has seemingly persuaded Mikel Arteta to try and re-sign Ceballos and the Evening Standard claims Arsenal are increasingly confident of getting a deal agreed with Real Madrid this summer.

The newspaper says we hope to extend his current loan for another season and Madrid are apparently open to the idea of another short-term deal as it will allow them to cash-in on the midfielder if he impresses at Euro21 next year.

However, El Confidencial claims that Madrid may yet decide to sell Ceballos this summer and suggest that Arsenal could have to pay around £27m [€30m] to sign him on a permanent basis from the Spanish giants.

Even if we manage to qualify for the Europa League by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday, Arteta is going to have limited funds available this summer so I’m sure the club would much prefer to sign Ceballos on another loan deal.

We have to strengthen other areas of the squad with a creative attacker and another defender desperately needed so I’m not sure Arsenal will have the money available to sign Ceballos permanently and conduct other transfer business.

Let’s hope the Evening Standard are right and we can get a loan agreement in place with Madrid as that would give Arteta room to spend money on strengthening other key departments.

The squad badly needs revamped if we’re to be competitive again next season after finishing eighth this campaign and I think we need at least three new signings on top of retaining Ceballos.