Real Madrid already sold Theo Hernandez to Milan and now is time for Los Blancos to part ways with another interesting asset they have on the roster, whose next destination may be in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur have already secured the landing of Tanguy Ndombele from Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais, and now they will try to purchase another player they’ve been tracking over the summer. Albeit Liverpool were one of Dani Ceballos’ suitors this offseason, it looks like the Lillywhites are going to acquire the Spaniard’s services at the end.
Ceballos, 22, hasn’t had the best time in Madrid after making his way from Real Betis back in 2017, earning just 56 caps for the Spanish giants across all competitions. He is one of the players Madrid have offered up to recoup some money following their €300 million spending spree this summer, with Marca (via The Mirror) claiming that the youngster is now nearing a move to Tottenham on a season-long loan deal.
Added to Liverpool and Tottenham, Milan were one of the candidates to secure the youngster’s signature. The Reds were linked with a move for Ceballos and they looked ready to meet Real Madrid's €50 million asking price as Jurgen Klopp was looking to reinforce his midfield.
Milan, on the other hand, were ready to be Ceballos’ new home despite their move for former Arsenal midfielder Ismaël Bennacer, but the 22-year-old is reportedly now headed to North London, where Mauricio Pochettino and his squad wait for him.
Despite Marca claiming the move is initially on loan, we still don’t know if it will be permanent. Madrid are eager to recoup funds this summer, so at least an option to buy must be included for the Spurs.
Ceballos would become Tottenham’s third signing of the summer after securing the likes of Ndombele and Leeds United’s youngster Jack Clarke, who came back on loan to his prior team.