Arsenal have confirmed the signing of midfielder Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal.
With the Gunners struggling for transfer funds this summer, exploring the loan market was always high on Unai Emery’s agenda – with Ceballos a target for a number of months.
Speaking of his signing, manager Unai Emery said in a short statement: ““We’re excited to see Dani join us. He is a talented player with big technical ability, creativity and precision.”
There had been fears that the deal could collapse at the last minute after Real winger Marco Asensio suffered a potentially serious knee injury in Wednesday’s victory over the Gunners, with Emery even admitting after the game that he was uncertain whether Real would still authorise the deal.
However, even with Asensio’s injury, Real have allowed Ceballos to head out on loan to gain some much-needed experience.
He enjoyed a stunning European Under-21 Championships with Spain which saw him named in the Team of the Tournament for the second time, and there were plenty of sides interested in securing a temporary deal for Ceballos.
The likes of AC Milan and West Ham United were believed to be keen, whilst Spurs also pushed to strike a deal, but Arsenal’s willingness to make him a vital part of their squad has helped them get this deal over the line.
Source : 90min