Real Madrid loans Ceballos to Arsenal

Dani Ceballos had been linked with a move to Tottenham, but it is Arsenal who have secured the Real Madrid midfielder on a season-long loan.

Published : Jul 25, 2019 20:35 IST

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

Dani Ceballos

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has joined Arsenal on a season-long loan, the Premier League club have confirmed.

Tottenham were reportedly leading the chase for the playmaker, who starred as Spain won the Under-21 European Championship last month.

But it is Arsenal who have the north London bragging rights on this occasion, with Ceballos agreeing to a temporary switch from Madrid to Emirates Stadium.

Ceballos signed for Madrid from Real Betis in 2017 but failed to establish himself in his first season at Santiago Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane's departure at the end of 2017-18 afforded the 22-year-old more opportunities, although he made just three LaLiga appearances following the Frenchman's return to Los Blancos in March.

Ceballos becomes Unai Emery's third signing of the close-season after William Saliba - who has been sent back to Saint-Etienne on loan - and young Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli.

"We're excited to see Dani join us," Emery told his club's official website. "He is a talented player with big technical ability, creativity and precision.”

Arsenal have pre-season engagements with Lyon, Angers and Barcelona before beginning their 2019-20 Premier League campaign at Newcastle United on August 11.

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment