Dani Ceballos has once again pointed out that he wants to fight for his place at Real Madrid once his loan at Arsenal expires in the summer, reports say
After failing to establish himself under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, Ceballos was shipped out to Arsenal on a season-long loan without an option to buy last summer.
Following a promising start to his loan spell at the Emirates, the 23-year-old midfielder has picked up a nasty muscle injury that kept him out of action for over a month.
Ever since he returned from injury, the Spaniard has struggled to impose himself to Mikel Arteta but had managed to rack up three consecutive Premier League starts before the coronavirus outbreak.
With Arsenal deprived of the option to buy Ceballos permanently, the former Betis man is expected to return to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.
Zidane will have to reinforce his midfield line when the transfer window reopens for business, as Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are not getting younger, which could open space for Ceballos.
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The player has now reiterated his desire to become a permanent fixture at Real Madrid once his adventure in north London comes to an end.
“I am a Real Madrid player… and any player in the world would like to play for Real Madrid,” he told TVE, as relayed by the Sports Mole.
“I have a contract with them for three more years, and they are the ideal team to succeed.
“I am 23 years old; I have not passed the rice. Now I feel much more a player, and I am prepared for any challenge that comes my way.”