Dani Ceballos’ loan spell at Arsenal could be cut short in January, with AC Milan and Juventus among clubs interested in his services.
According to Calciomercato, Dani Ceballos could become a hot prospect in the upcoming January transfer window. The Real Madrid midfielder is currently on loan at Arsenal but has struggled with a lack of game-time. As a result, his loan spell at Emirates could be cut short, with AC Milan and Juventus reportedly keen on securing his services.
Even Inter Milan have shown an interest in Ceballos, who has had a miserable second year on loan at Arsenal. In fact, the midfielder has fallen behind once forgotten Arsenal outcast Mohamed Elneny this season, having mustered only eight starts in the Premier League so far this campaign.
While Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of the Spaniard, the player has simply failed to repay his faith. His performances in the middle of the park have been far from impressive, which has coincided with one of the club’s worst starts in history. In addition, the summer signing of Atletico Madrid superstar Thomas Partey hasn’t helped his cause either.
A move to Serie A could thus make sense for the Real Madrid, whose spell at the Santiago Bernabeu hasn’t been a good one either. And although Zinedine Zidane is actively looking to sign a new midfielder, Ceballos is unlikely to be included in the Frenchman’s long-term plans.
AC Milan, in particular, could definitely use the services of the ex-Real Betis star. The Rossoneri have struggled with a host of injuries to their star players this season, so they could welcome the arrival of a new midfielder. Ceballos, in that regard, should provide some cover for the likes of Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessie.
Juventus, on the other hand, could be an interesting destination too, although the Spaniard could face stiff competition from the likes of Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentancur and potentially Weston McKennie next season. Even Inter Milan might not be the most ideal destination as Antonio Conte already boasts the services of star midfielders like Roberto Gagliardini, Stefano Sensi and Arturo Vidal.
Nevertheless, a move away from Emirates makes sense not only for Ceballos but also for Arsenal, who could use the freed wage budget to sign a more natural playmaker. In fact, the Gunners have been linked with a potential move for another Real Madrid star in Isco, so it will be interesting to see how this transfer saga pans out over the next few weeks.