Two reasons why Ceballos refused to contemplate permanent Arsenal transfer

Date published: Monday 9th September 2019 11:16

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Dani Ceballos reportedly did not want Real Madrid to sell him permanently to Arsenal this summer for two reasons.

The Spain international joined the Gunners on loan last month and already he has shown encouraging signs that he could be the link man to Arsenal’s exciting forwards.

The 23-year-old has signed until the end of the season, but there is no purchase option included in the deal and that was reportedly down to Ceballos.

According to AS, Ceballos asked for the option-to-buy clause to be omitted from the arrangement and now Marca have reinforced that claim and also reported that a fall out with his representatives also influenced the temporary move.

The Spanish source says the midfielder is so convinced he can be a success at Real Madrid that he wants to return to the Spanish capital next year to fight for his place in the side.

He was also against a permanent move because of a dispute with his representatives and Ceballos did not want them to profit from a significant fee they would have received from a transfer.

The Madrid hierarchy are believed to be keen to keep Ceballos, while Zinedine Zidane reportedly told Ceballos at the end of last season that he was not part of his future plans.

The club and Ceballos are hoping that  Zidane’s mind will changed, because he still has four years remaining on his deal at the Bernabeu.

“Zidane was very clear with me,” Ceballos told Onda Cero in the summer.

“I’ve accepted his explanations. I have a contract with a very high release clause.

“I have four years on my contract and I want to succeed at Real Madrid.”


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