Dani Ceballos snubs Arsenal as he tells Real Madrid he wants Real Betis move

first_imgAdvertisement Dani Ceballos helped Arsenal win the FA Cup last season (Getty Images)Earlier this month, Ceballos was pictured wearing a Real Betis shirt whilst on holiday with friends. The midfielder joined Betis at the age of 15 in 2011 and went on to make 105 appearances for the club before he was bought by Real Madrid in 2017.Ceballos has also revealed that Betis’ hierarchy kept in contact with him throughout his loan spell at Arsenal last season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWhen asked about Ceballos’ future on Thursday, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said: ‘Well, we have some talks and Dani knows really well what I think about him. ‘He was pretty clear with me as well that his intention was to remain with us but obviously Real Madrid is involved and I don’t know yet what they want to do with the player. ‘But he’s a player that we are interested in because we really saw, in the last few months of the season, what he is capable of bringing to us.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Dani Ceballos snubs Arsenal as he tells Real Madrid he wants Real Betis move Advertisement Comment Dani Ceballos is reportedly keen to join Real Betis this summer (Getty Images)Dani Ceballos has snubbed a potential return to Arsenal and has told Real Madrid that he wants to join Real Betis, according to reports in Spain.The midfielder spent last season on loan with the Gunners and ended the campaign strongly as he formed a solid midfield partnership with Granit Xhaka.Ceballos also helped Arsenal beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final earlier this month and Arteta made it clear that he is keen for the 24-year-old to remain at the club.However, sources in Spain earlier this month claimed that Real Madrid are now planning to keep Ceballos for their pre-season campaign in order to give him a chance to convince Zinedine Zidane that he is worthy of a regular first-team role.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal had hoped to secure Ceballos for a second season-long loan but according to Mundo Deportivo, the Spaniard has now told Madrid’s hierarchy that his preference is to return to Real Betis.The report claims that Ceballos is aware that his chances of winning over Zidane are slim and he has instructed Madrid’s hierarchy that he would prefer to play for Real Betis in order to receive regular football. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Aug 2020 4:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6kShareslast_img

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