Arsenal to decide against signing Ceballos permanently


Arsenal to decide against signing Ceballos permanently

Arsenal are set to allow Dani Ceballos's loan move from Real Madrid to expire without making it permanent at the end of the season, according to reports.


The Spaniard scored the injury-time winner in the 2-1 win against Sheffield United on Sunday, granting Arsenal a semi-final spot in the FA Cup, yet it was not enough for him to convince Mikel Arteta.


Ceballos has had quite a good patch of form recently under Arteta's management, yet injuries and lots of inconsistency has led to him starting just 12 Premier League games in the whole season.


Whilst his loan spell is set to expire at the end of the season, Arsenal have decided to not make his move permanent, with Real Madrid wanting around £30 million for him.


Arteta hasn't seen enough to pay £30 million for the midfielder, looking to strengthen other areas of the team instead with that kind of money.


More so, Ceballos doesn't seem to have a future at Real Madrid either, with there being plenty of options in midfield for Los Blancos.


As a result, Ceballos has been linked with boyhood club Real Betis, yet is open to a move to another Premier League club.


During an interview with El Larguero last week, Ceballos stated that "Next year I want to play and I will hardly be able to do it at Real Madrid."


He also added that Betis is an option, as he will "not close the door to play in any club", not ruling out staying in the Premier League either.