Real Madrid beat FC Barcelona in the battle for Dani Ceballos and Los Blancos have signed the midfielder for the next six years. Florentino Pérez will pay €18M for the transfer fee, so Ceballos will be the third signing of the club after Theo Hernández and Jesús Vallejo, who was unveiled on Friday.
Dani Ceballos plays as a midfielder and he was one of the stars of the European Championship Under 21. Now, he will pass the medical tests on Monday and he will join the rest of the squad the 21st of July in the USA tour, like the other u-21 players –Borja Mayoral, Jesús Vallejo, Marcos Asensio and Marcos Llorente-.
The official announcement will be release shortly. The player chose to play with Los Blancos instead of with FC Barcelona, who try to sign him during this week. The Catalan club received a ‘no’ as an answer from the player even if the president Josep María Bartomeu called him to try to convince him.
Dani Ceballos had to decide between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, but he wanted to join Los Blancos. Florentino Pérez continues with the policy of buying very young players, so he secures another Spanish young talent. However, it isn’t clear if Ceballos will have a spot in the squad, given the high competence he’ll have to face. Now, Marcos Llorente could leave again the club on loan, because there are many midfielders in the squad.
The footballer is only 20 years old and he played 30 games during La Liga this season. He only scored two goals, against Atlético Madrid and Eibar. Dani Ceballos is a great midfielder, with offensive skills. He was raised playing for Betis and now he’ll have to move to Madrid to achieve his dream of playing with Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu.