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Aston Villa preparing €15 million offer for Real Madrid midfielder

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The final days of the 2022/23 season were hectic for Real Madrid. The team had a long list of players in the final year of their contracts, and the management had to take a firm decision on their futures.

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio headline the set of players who chose to change loyalties in the summer. Dani Ceballos was close to joining the duo on the way out but opted to renew in the nth minute.

But, according to reports from SPORT, Ceballos could leave Real Madrid less than two months after renewing his deal as Aston Villa are heavily interested in the midfielder and are even preparing an offer worth €15 million for his services.

The Emery-Ceballos connection 

Unai Emery is the man at the helm for the Premier League side. The Spanish tactician hopes to make the Real Madrid star the heart of his project at Aston Villa and is personally pushing to sign him.

Emery and Ceballos have worked together in the past during their stints at Arsenal. Their run together lasted 17 games, as an injury to the midfielder and a poor set of results for Emery subsequently saw them separated.

Back to England? (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The manager is aware of the stiff competition in Real Madrid’s midfield and hopes to use it to lure Ceballos away from the club of his dreams. In fact, this is not the first time Villa are enquiring about the player.

The Spanish midfielder is behind Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Jude Bellingham, Federico Valverde, and possibly Arda Guler for a starting spot.

Heading into the new season, it will take something special for him to push his way into the limelight in Madrid.

Where is Ceballos?

While Real Madrid are preparing to play their final game of the pre-season tour in the USA later today, Ceballos is notably not with the team. 

He has stayed back in Spain and is recuperating from an injury to the distal tendon of the biceps femoris muscle of his right leg and is expected to miss the first part of the La Liga season

The player’s new deal with Los Blancos runs until the summer of 2027. While the club does value his dedication to the badge immensely, they may not see a sale with bad eyes.

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Official: Real Madrid confirm date for Endrick presentation

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After welcoming Kylian Mbappe earlier this week in a grand celebration at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have now confirmed the date for the official presentation of another new signing, Endrick.

The Spanish capital club have announced that the teenage sensation will be presented as a new Real Madrid player on July 27.

“Real Madrid CF announces that on Saturday 27 July, at 12:00, the presentation of our player Endrick will take place at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium,” the statement from the club read.

“Previously, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez will welcome Endrick to Real Madrid City for the signing ceremony that will bind our new player to the club for the next six seasons.”

Endrick arrives with big expectations. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid signed Endrick from Palmeiras back in December 2022 itself in a deal that could reach €60 million including add-ons.

However, since he was only 16 years old at the time, the striker had to continue in Brazil. Set to turn 18 on July 21, the centre-forward will finally be eligible to move to Europe.

In 82 appearances for Palmeiras, Endrick has scored 21 goals and set up four more. The striker also has three goals in ten matches for Brazil.

Endrick will be presented formally at the Santiago Bernabeu on July 27 after he undergoes medicals and signs his contract with club president Florentino Perez.

After the presentation, Endrick will speak to the media in the press room at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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