Arsenal has announced the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan.
The Spanish midfielder has struggled for consistent game time at the Spanish club and will hope to play a considerable amount of football for the Gunners, this season.
Since joining Los Blancos in 2017, the 22-year-old has featured in 56 games in all competitions and is expected to replace Aaron Ramsey in the squad, who left for Juventus on a free transfer.
Speaking about his transfer, Unai Emery said: “We’re excited to see Dani join us. He is a talented player with big technical ability, creativity and precision.”
Elsewhere, as reported by Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal will have the opportunity to negotiate with Real Madrid next summer to potentially make his loan deal a permanent move.
Ceballos will wear the number 8 shirt this season, most recently worn by the aforementioned Ramsey.
Facts and Stats:
- Age: 22 (DOB – 7th August 1996)
- Height: 5ft 10in
- Clubs: Arsenal loan (2019 – 2020), Real Madrid (2017 – present), Betis (2011 – 2017)
- Major Honours: Champions League (1), Club World Cup (2), Supercup (1), Supercopa de Espana (1), EURO U-21 (1), EURO U-19 (1)
- During the European Under-21 Championship, Ceballos averaged 0.6 goals and assists, 6.3 completed dribbles, and 4.5 ‘smart passes’ per 90. Also, he averaged a pass accuracy of 90% during the tournament. (via insight_football)
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