Wow! Emery told £30 million will sign up classy Spaniard Ceballos after Arsenal make transfer offer
Reports have claimed Arsenal have been told that they must pay £30 million to sign Dani Ceballos, not the £26 million they have reportedly offered.
Arsenal boss Unai emeryUnai emeryUnai emery was desperate to add a another creative midfielder to his squad during the summer transfer window after losing Aaron Ramsey to Juventus on a free transfer to Juventus, and the Spanish boss was keen to acquire Ceballos from Real Madrid.
The Gunners have been missing a deep-lying playmaker since Santi Cazorla was in his pomp, but in Ceballos, fans are convinced Unai Emery might have finally found an heir to the diminutive cult hero, leading to a lot of transfer speculation that the Gunners are seeking a permanent deal.
Recent reports have claimed Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane still does not see a future for Ceballos in the Madrid midfield and Real are happy to let him leave if they receive a fee of around £30million – triple what they paid for him.
El DesmarqueEl DesmarqueEl Desmarque claim Arsenal have made an offer, with reports suggesting Arsenal proposed a £26m deal for the Spain international, but President Florentino Perez has rejected that figure, as Real want a minimum of £30m for Ceballos, who’s price tag could increase if he continues to impress at the Emirates.
However, asked for clarification on his earlier comments stating that he was seeking a long-term deal with the Arsenal, Ceballos said to said to Radio MARCAsaid to Radio MARCA that he has never thought about leaving Madrid on a permanent basis, leaving the Gunners with a tough task of completing a permanent move.
He said : “My words were misunderstood. When I do not play, I don’t enjoy myself.
“I knew that it was an important year, the coach [for Spain, Robert Moreno] has doubts and the one who doesn’t play isn’t going to be called up – it was a good time to go out on loan. With [Unai] Emery’s confidence, I may have a chance of going to the Euros.”
“I never thought of leaving permanently. My goal is to succeed at Real Madrid. I’m going to fight to fulfil my dream. A player is not happy if he doesn’t play, but when he feels important and does, then he is happy.
“Obviously I have been at Real Madrid. I have learnt from the best and I have won trophies, but it is easier when you play matches. I’m happy and I feel important [at Arsenal], with room for improvement to play at the Euros next year.”
Arsenal have been missing a player like Ceballos in the centre of the park since the departure of Cesc Fabregas, and the fact that Arsenal have got the young man on a try-before-they buy basis means that they have first dibs next summer if he continues to impress.
So it will be interesting to see whether or not he stays at the club beyond the summer.