Real Madrid bosses are decided to sign Dani Ceballos this summer when the European Championship Under 21 ends. The Spaniard is playing a great tournament and thanks to his show against Italy, Spain can play the final of the championship against Germany on Friday.
Dani Ceballos was under the radar for some months but now Real Madrid have accelerated the operation to tie him in the next days. FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid are also interested in the player, so Los Blancos could miss him if they are not quick enough.
Real Madrid refused to sign him in the last years because they thought he wasn’t ready for a top club. However, things change and Ceballos played great this season with Betis, especially at the end of the year, and now he’s showing his quality with the national team.
Florentino Pérez is ready to pay the release clause of €15M straight away. However, Real Madrid and Betis maintain really good relationships so Florentino doesn’t want to steal the young pearl. The boss can pay a higher transfer fee, around €18M, like Los Blancos have done with Theo Hernández. Another solution could be giving away Marcos Llorente on loan one more season.
If the transfer is finally sealed, Real Madrid bosses aren’t sure about Dani Ceballos having space in the squad in the next season. Zidane have many midfielders in the team -Casemiro, Marcos Llorente, Mateo Kovacic, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Isco Alarcón-, so Ceballos may not have the minutes he needs to improve his performances. For this reason, Real Madrid could buy Ceballos and give him on loan to a top flight club, he could even stay at Betis one more year.
Florentino Pérez needs to move quickly because FC Barcelona are in wait for Ceballos. The Spanish midfielder could play in the Catalan club even the next season, because they have space in their squad. Barcelona will try to convince him showing that he could enjoy more minutes at Camp Nou. Nevertheless, some FC Barcelona supporters wouldn’t like this signing, because Ceballos published some years ago on his social media tweets against Catalonia and the independence of this region. For this reason, it would be a controversial signing for the Catalan club.