Arsenal’s possibilities of signing Dani Ceballos on a permanent contract may be supported by Zinedine Zidane’s position on the player.
Bleacher Report claimed that Real Madrid boss ‘has no faith’ in the Spain international and wanted to sell him over the summer transfer window.
Zidane made no secret about his wish to bring his fellow Paul Pogba to the club over the summer, and Ceballos’ transfer would have helped to make this.
This could all work in the Gunners favour if Zidane is to remain in charge at the Madrid for a long time.
In their current situation, the Arsenal feel like an ever-changing scenario where he could be coming or going.
However, Arsenal should also keep an eye on the links to both Ajax’s Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen, two players who force Ceballos even further down the pecking order.
With aspirations to hold down a regular place in the Spain line-up, Spaniard will be fully aware that he needs frequently playing.
Premier League giants can provide him with that opportunity, and if he goes on to impress throughout this season, a long-term contract looks to be a no-brainer.
All that will be left for the Gunners to do is negotiate a deal with the Real Madrid after his initial loan move ends, which may be easier said than done.