Unai Emery hails Dani Ceballos ahead of a loan move to Arsenal.
Unai Emery credits Dani Ceballos as a ‘very good player’ ahead of the apparent loan move. The Spaniard is close to agreeing a temporary deal with the Gunners for the upcoming season.
Since the English side possesses a very little transfer budget, Real Madrid and Arsenal are to concluding a loan deal. The Los Blancos are not willing to sell him on a permanent basis because he’s seen as a part of Zinedine Zidane’s long-term project. Whilst, the Gunners are also looking to secure the all-important Champions League Qualification with a measly amount.
Ceballos, who starred for Real Betis before moving to Real Madrid in 2017, was one of the main driving force for Spain in their Under-21 Championship triumph.
Before the Real Madrid clash in Washington DC, Unai Emery said: “We are speaking about the possibility to sign one player,”
“We have different names and the club is working on that.
“Ceballos is a very good player. I know him from [Real] Betis at the beginning and Real Madrid.
“He played very well in the U21s, his national team won the competition. He can play as a number eight or a number 10.”
The departure of Aaron Ramsey has left a huge loophole for Unai Emery, who is close to landing Dani Ceballos. The Spaniard has preferred the Gunners because of the available game time and brush his personal development.
Dani Ceballos, who made 56 appearances for Real Madrid in two years, will be Arsenal’s summer signing after the acquisition of Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli, should the deal go through. After Arsenal’s arrival in the United Kingdom, William Saliba will travel to London to complete the medical and will officially be unveiled. Wilfried Zaha and Everton Soares are the other two attackers in Unai Emery’s wishlist.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
Arsenal are set to sign Dani Ceballos. Meeting tonight and the agreement is so close. Real Madrid are ready to accept the loan. The Spanish midfielder already had a call with Unai Emery ⚪️🔴 #transfers #AFC #Arsenal
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 23, 2019
“Ceballos is a very good player. I know him from [Real] Betis at the beginning and Real Madrid.” 👀
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 23, 2019
[UNAI EMERY KEEN ON A CEBALLOS MOVE]
Arsenal have been linked with a season-long loan move for the Real Madrid player and Emery has stated ”We are speaking about the possibility to sign one player,” He added ”Ceballos is a very good player. I know him from Betis.#AFC pic.twitter.com/ksSqoiRuZ3
— #TheHomeOfFootball (@THOF_) July 23, 2019
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery played a key role in convincing Ceballos to join the club, having spoken to the player & his family about a move, as well as reassuring Ceballos that he would play his target of 40 matches this season. [AS] #afc pic.twitter.com/0VlPtIzvrW
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) July 22, 2019
Dani Ceballos will try getting into the light of Zinedine Zidane’s long-term plans with an impressive spell under his compatriot.