Most of the Real Madrid players are already enjoying their holidays and posting their lives on Instagram. However, few of them are still working and competing for a title in the start of the summer. This is the case of Dani Ceballos, the captain of the Spanish Under 21 team, playing the European Championship in Italy, currently in the semi-finals of the tournament and with the ticket to the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020 already in their pocket. And the leader of that team is Dani Ceballos.
The midfielder is showing all his quality in the tournament, even as a leader and not only playing. Ceballos is the captain of the team and his masterpiece was the game against Poland in the quarter-finals, where Spain thrashed (5-0) the Eastern European team with Ceballos scoring one of the goals.
While Real Madrid are looking in the market to buy a midfielder, Ceballos try to show that he can be able to have this responsibility in the team. However, this might arrive a bit late. Ceballos has spent two seasons in the first squad after a transfer fee of €16,5M coming from Betis. Zidane has had the opportunity to see him in action and he could never earn a ticket to the line-up.
This season Ceballos participated in 23 games in La Liga, scoring 3 goals and playing more than 1200 minutes. The numbers are not bad, especially compare to the 396 minutes he enjoyed in his first year with Zidane on the bench. Actually, Ceballos made the mistake of criticizing Zizou in public, of course before he knew that the manager was going to come back.
Now Real Madrid have to decide whether to sell him or keep him. There are good offers coming from him, especially AC Milan are asking about a price, so if a good bid arrives, Ceballos might leave the club. His situation is similar to the one Llorente had. Zidane doesn’t look interested in keeping him and the club needs cash. He has quality enough to play in Real Madrid and selling a player of his quality and age is a risk. What should Real Madrid do with him?