Dani Ceballos has hinted that he will look to leave Real Madrid once again for the 2020-21 campaign.
Spanish midfielder joined the Gunners on a season-long loan last summer, but has struggled to make too much of an impact, registering 10 Premier League starts, no goals and two assists.
The 23-year-old is expected back at the Bernabeu in the summer, and he has always suggested that he is proud to play for Los Blancos and will fight for his place next season.
Ceballos has hinted that his time at Arsenal will come to an end this summer, while Arsenal apparently have no plans to permanently sign or re-loan the Spaniard, according to El Confidencial.
There has been no official word from Arsenal on Ceballos’ future, but his latest comments suggest he will be looking for another temporary home next season.
“My objective is to play in the European Championship and Olympic Games, and when they are happening you need to find a team where you feel important,” Ceballos told Canal Sur via ManagingMadrid.
“The future is far away, we can’t predict what will happen in a month and a half. Now we are focused on the postponed game against Manchester City on the 17th.”
Ceballos’ thoughts have changed since last month when he suggested a return to Madrid to fight for his place was on the cards.
“I am a Real Madrid player… and any player in the world would like to play for Real Madrid,” he told TVE in Spain (via the Mirror).
“I have a contract with them for three more years and they are the ideal team to succeed.
“I am happy and I have a contract with Real Madrid.”
Ceballos is under contract at the Bernabeu until June 2023, has made 56 appearances for Los Blancos.