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Real Madrid midfielder offered a new three-year deal worth €5 million per season

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Dani Ceballos finds himself at a crossroads. The Spaniard’s contract runs out in the summer, and the decision between leaving as a free agent or staying at Real Madrid rests entirely on his shoulders.

According to reports from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, Ceballos would have a renewal offer with a salary of €5 million per season. The duration of the proposed extension will be three years with an option to extend for a further season.

Normally, such an extension would be a no-brainer for any player at Real Madrid. The catch, however, is that Ceballos would be a squad player upon renewal.

The Spaniard is already the fifth-choice midfielder behind Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga. Assuming Jude Bellingham joins in the summer, Ceballos will be pushed further down the pecking order.

The player’s decision, thus, depends on his prioritisation of playing time. Still 26 years of age, Ceballos has the best years of his career ahead of him and it would be strange to see him settle for a role on the bench.

The Spaniard has no shortage of suitors, with former club Real Betis said to be one of the teams interested in his services.

The midfielder has a special history with Real Betis where he made his initial breakthrough into senior football. He moved to Real Madrid for €15 million in 2017 and could be open to a return if things do not work out with his contract extension.

Ceballos has made 17 league appearances for Real Madrid this season, providing one assist in the process. He averages a key pass in every game and averages six defensive actions per game.

The coming months will be key in the midfielder deciding his future, for it will depend on the extent to which Carlo Ancelotti includes him in the team’s dynamics.

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  1. BrandNew

    March 8, 2023 at 10:08 am

    I really hope Real will NOT get Bellingham, he is just another Tchouameni, heavy and slow, disappointing, definitely not UCL-winner level… See last evening’s match Chelsea-Dortmund, Bellingham lost lots of balls and did no important ball retrieval…

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‘We will see’ – PSG manager coy on Kylian Mbappe’s future

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Paris Saint-Germain manager Luis Enrique has asked for patience regarding Kylian Mbappe’s future, saying that everyone must wait for the player and PSG to make an official announcement.

Now that the Ligue 1 team has qualified for the UEFA Champions League semi-final, the player is rightly expected to focus on the continental glory, keeping aside his impending move to Real Madrid.

Speaking after his side’s 4-1 win over Barcelona in the UCL quarter-final, Enrique said that he cannot comment on anything unless Mbappe himself releases a statement.

“Let’s wait for Kylian to speak about his future. When Mbappe and PSG will speak in public, we will see,” said Enrique as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.

“It’s like a process. Until Mbappe goes and speaks in public, I’m just here waiting and staying silent,” he added.

What’s going on with Mbappe?

Mbappe’s time with PSG is coming to an end as his contract expires this season, and if reports are to be believed, he has chosen to depart as a free agent.

Reports suggest he is set to join Real Madrid, with rumours of a contract already in place.

Kylian Mbappe scored two goals against Barcelona. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Now, it was suggested that PSG’s elimination from the Champions League could have hastened the process, potentially bringing Mbappe’s move to Madrid closer. 

However, their qualification for the semi-final, and the chance of facing Real Madrid in the final, mean any official announcement will likely be delayed.

As for the player, he revealed after the match that his future will not change even if PSG go on to win the UEFA Champions League. 

“Playing for the team from my country’s capital is very special, I dreamed of these play-offs when I came to PSG. It’s a great day for the club,” said the forward.

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