English Premier League side Liverpool have been alerted to the availability of Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos, after it has become clear the player may leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer. A report from El Chiringuito TV also suggests that the midfielder was denied a move in the January transfer window.
The Reds are expected to place a bid for the 21-year-old in the summer and it is expected that he will be allowed to go. After already denying him a move in January, Real will likely have to admit defeat on this one.
The player has really struggled to force his way into Zinedine Zidane’s starting 11 this season after his move from Real Betis. This has caused his career to stall somewhat, which has not been ideal for either the player or his club. A move away from Los Blancos seems inevitable already unfortunately.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking for a replacement for Philippe Coutinho after the Brazil playmaker joined Barcelona in January. It is thought that Ceballos would provide the spark that the Reds are looking for if he was to move to Anfield.
The player was made even more unhappy at Real Madrid this week as Zidane decided to put him on for just 29 seconds against Leganes throughout the week. The fans of his former club Betis took great joy in Ceballos being an unused substitute against them last week and the 29 seconds against Leganes wasn’t that much better. Boss Zidane has apologised for this, a move that the Spanish press described as ‘humiliating’.
He has only played 17 times this season with only 7 starts there too. A lot of those were in the Copa Del Rey as well. There were plenty of teams after his signature in the summer, including Barcelona, but the move simply has not worked out.