Liverpool and Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have a disappointed look across their face today, after hearing that an exciting European talent looks set to snub a move to either of the Premier League giants.
The two English sides were heavily linked with Dani Ceballos but AS now state the 19-year-old will sign a new contract with Real Betis, tying his future down to the La Liga side.
Both Premier League clubs looked set to try and secure the player on the cheap but reports indicate his new deal will give him a big pay-rise, whilst importantly adding a release clause of £11m into his new deal.
Liverpool and Arsenal may not be prepared to pay that amount, despite Ceballos being one of the most exciting youth prospects in Spanish football, and the longer he continues to excel for Betis then the likelihood of other top-sides entering the race for his signature increases.
Whilst our fans in the Tavern haven’t seen too much of the 19-year-old, they’re impressed to hear he has registered six appearances for Betis this season and has made an impact.
Liverpool and Arsenal fans, which club would be best suited for Ceballos? Let us know in the comments below!