Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners confirm signing of Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos

Sudarshan Venkatesan
|Published July 25, 2019

Arsenal have officially announced the signing of Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid. 

Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid in a season-long loan deal.

The Spanish midfielder, who will receive guidance from his compatriot Unai Emery for the upcoming campaign, will wear number 8 shirt. The Gunners also confirmed that the former Real Betis midfielder will feature against Lyon in the Emirates Cup on July 28.

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In an official statement released by the club, it read as follows:

“Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos is joining us on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

Dani will be wearing the No 8 shirt and will be available to make his debut at the Emirates Cup this Sunday.”

Dani Ceballos went on to sign the first professional contract in 2014 after breaking from the academy setup. His impressive displays caught the attention of Real Madrid, who secured his signature three years later.

However, his tenure at Santiago Bernabeu did not go as planned, making just 56 appearances in two seasons. He failed to displace Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, who looked settled until they were dropped last campaign. Since Zidane sees him part of his long-term plans, the midfielder has joined the club on a season-long loan and the Gunners have no option to buy once his temporary deal expires.

But, Unai Emery is happy to sign a stopgap replacement for Aaron Ramsey.

The Gunners manager said: “We’re excited to see Dani join us. He is a talented player with big technical ability, creativity and precision.”

The player, himself, who looks to escalate his personal development, is keen to work under the former Sevilla manager and assist the Europa League runners-up.

“The coach was the turning point in terms of me joining this massive club. He’s a Spanish coach and he knows me from my time at other clubs. I’m really happy to be able to help Arsenal achieve our objectives.” said Dani Ceballos after sealing a transfer to Arsenal.

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