Dani Ceballos has told Real Madrid not to sell him before making the switch to Arsenal according to the sources from Spain.
The 23-year-old playmaker has joined Unai Emery’s side on a season-long loan and has impressed in his four games for the North London club so far this campaign.
Arsenal fans are already hoping that their team will be able to permanently secure the services of Ceballos at the end of the current campaign.
But Unai Emery’s side were not able to include a purchase option as part of their loan deal with the Los Blancos, which means they must negotiate again with La Liga giants next campaign.
According to Marca, Spaniard has urged the Los Blancos not to sell him for two key reasons. Firstly, the playmaker is convinced he can be a success at Santiago Bernabeu and is aware the loan deal still gives him a chance of making a return to Madrid next year to fight for starting role in Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI.
Ceballos was also against a permanent switch because of a dispute with his agent and the playmaker did not want them to benefit from a significant fee they would’ve received from his big-money switch.
Marca also reports that Zidane told Ceballos at the end of last campaign that he was not part of his plans and it has forced Spaniard to leave the club on loan to secure regular first-team football elsewhere.
The report suggests that there is no trust between Ceballos and Zidane, however, the Los Blancos hierarchy are confident that the playmaker can win over the Frenchman with his performances for the Gunners this campaign.