It has been claimed that Villarreal and Real Betis are engaged in a battle to recruit Real Madrid player Dani Ceballos during the summer transfer window
According to a report that was published by the Italian publication Calciomercato, Dani Ceballos is the subject of attention from Villarreal and Real Betis over a potential move in the summer transfer window. The Spanish midfielder could depart Real Madrid in the 2022–2023 season to play more often for another club.
Since making the move from Real Betis to Real Madrid in July 2017, Dani Ceballos’s development has been hampered. The 25-year-old was considered to be one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe at the time. Nevertheless, his development has been sluggish at the Santiago Bernabeu. His time spent on loan at Arsenal, which lasted for two years, had mixed results.
Dani Ceballos has an uncertain future
Due to a chronic ankle ailment, the Spaniard was only able to make 18 appearances during the 2021/22 season. This resulted in him not quite reaching 400 minutes of game-time. This was a significant setback for his campaign. In addition, Ceballos’s future at Real Madrid is clouded by conflicting accusations that have been made regarding his circumstance.
The Spanish international player seemed to be headed away from Real Madrid for an extended period. Recent rumors, however, have claimed that the Merengues are contemplating retaining hold of the player beyond the summer transfer window. This would go contrary to what was previously believed. In addition, it looks as if Ceballos has undergone some kind of mental shift in the recent weeks.
Ceballos has recently been more receptive to the idea of remaining in his role as a player at Real Madrid after having expressed an interest in leaving his position at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Betis and Villarreal, both of whom compete in La Liga, have shown an interest in signing him during the summer transfer window. He has not yet decided where he will play professionally in the future.
What will Ceballos decide?
The ties with Real Betis have been said to exist for quite some time. Some rumors even indicate that the player’s personal terms won’t be a concern. Ceballos is now in his twenties. But, he has the potential to become Andres Guardado’s credible long-term replacement when the latter reaches his forties. In the meantime, Villarreal could use a youthful midfielder since Dani Parejo, Etienne Capoue, and Francis Coquelin are all over the age of 30.
Ceballos will decide on his future very soon. He may continue playing for Real Madrid moving into the 2022/23 season. Despite this, Real Betis and Villarreal have been courting him in the hopes of luring him away from the Santiago Bernabeu in the next summer transfer window. This raises the possibility of a transfer inside the La Liga competition.