Dani Ceballos speaks out on Real Madrid future and possible loan moves
Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has revealed what his plans for his future are, speaking out about the possibility of going on another loan move in the coming seasons.
The midfielder currently on loan at Arsenal spoke in an interview with Spanish outlet MARCA, discussing his future at Real Madrid once his loan move with the Gunners expires next summer.
Ceballos said "I have two more years in my contract with Real Madrid. Another loan deal would be complicated for both parts. I have to settle in, I’m about to turn 25 years old and I will try to feel relevant and important in a club so that I can be consistent, that’s what we will discuss."
"I like La Liga better, it suits my game better. I spent two years in England and I learned a lot," the Spaniard said.
Ceballos has featured in 37 games whilst on loan for Arsenal this season, registering three assists in what has been an underwhelming season for the Gunners.
Ceballos was also asked about the chances of being in the Real Madrid squad next season.
"Nobody knows, it’s all guessing at this point. Whether or not I am coming back, if Zidane is staying or not and so on."
"The important thing for me is to end the season well, try to play the Euro or the Olympic Games with Spain and then make a decision. I think it will be better for Madrid as well if I have stability and then little by little we can see what happens in the future".
The 24-year-old midfielder joined Arsenal on loan last season from Real Madrid, with him failing to nail down a spot with Los Blancos in La Liga, being reduced to minutes from off the bench.
Ceballos also revealed that he has remained in touch with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
"I talk with Ramos regularly, he’s not only a colleague, he’s also a friend, we’ve had similar careers and our hometowns are 20 kilometres away, he gives me advice. He’s calm, he knows he wants to stay with Real Madrid and I think the two parts have to reach an understanding."
Ceballos concluded that "Sergio has proven he’s a madridista, even these days we heard on TV how he was telling the defensive line to move forward, even when he’s injured he’s helping. You have to have him on your team, 100%".
Ceballos is currently valued at around €30 million, and his loan deal at Arsenal will not be extended according to reports, leaving his future in doubt with plenty of Spanish clubs interested in his signature, mainly former club Real Betis.