Arsenal are believed to be the front-runners in the race to sign Dani Ceballos this summer, according to a report by Marca.
The Spanish media outlet have claimed the Gunners are best-placed to acquire the Spain Under-21 international as he looks for regular playing time.
It is believed he will not be able to get as much as he would like if he were to remain at Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane; however, he has not yet given up on hopes of making an impact in the manager’s side in the future.
Interestingly, Sky Sports have recently claimed Tottenham Hotspur have already held talks with Los Blancos about the possibility of signing Ceballos this summer.
Ceballos is the type of addition that Arsenal and Unai Emery can benefit by having for a number of different reasons.
With a loan move seemingly preferred (Sky Sports), it would mean he would be an inexpensive addition to the squad that allows the Gunners to keep the alleged restricted transfer budget of £45million that they have intact for other important improvements that are required.
Also, going by his stats at the Under-21 European Championships, the 22-year-old appears to have all the tools to make him a success at the Emirates Stadium and help ease the departure of Aaron Ramsey.
According to WhoScored, Ceballos was excellent as he managed an average of 3 shots per game, 2.8 key passes, 3.8 completed dribbles, 2 tackles and 1 interception, whilst his traits highlight his passing, dribbling and tackling skills, as well as his ability to keep hold of the ball.
However, it will be intriguing to see if Arsenal can beat their north London rivals to the signature of Ceballos this summer.
Tottenham will be able to offer the 22-year-old the opportunity of playing Champions League football once again, whilst the Gunners will only be able to provide him with football in the Europa League.
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