Dani Ceballos’ situation at Real Madrid has taken a major u-turn in recent weeks. The former loanee at Arsenal is gradually paving a way towards earning a permanent spot in the team with the Galacticos.
According to Sergio Santos of Diario AS, the Spanish midfielder is set to receive more minutes to prove himself from the boss Carlo Ancelotti, who has always trusted him and publicly praised him in January.
Ceballos has showcased great professionalism even when he was not an integral part of the team dynamics. He never complained and reportedly put in a lot of extra effort to train at home, to maintain rhythm and sharpness despite not playing.
This is how the Spaniard has been day-to-day, and has given his all in training on the pitch as well. And of course, Ancelotti is happy with the performances Ceballos has shown in the recent times where he has played.
After plenty of speculation that he will be sold, there is now supposedly a lot of chatter within the club contemplating that keeping him would be a good decision.
The 25-year-old is earning the trust of those at the club and many believe it is best to offer him a new contract.
Ancelotti’s unwavering backing is especially vital, as he sees Ceballos as a part of his squad next season. He has only started one game so far this season, but that can soon change.
Real Madrid were offered Man City loanee in January, club decided against move – Romano
Joao Cancelo’s loan move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City in the final days of the January transfer window came as a huge shock.
The Portuguese international signed for the Bavarian giants on a loan deal until the end of the season with a non-mandatory purchase option worth €70 million.
But, according to Fabrizio Romano, before his move to Bayern Munich, Cancelo was also offered to Real Madrid, who decided against signing any player in the January transfer window.
The Manchester City loanee has been on Los Blancos’ radars in the past, but the club made it clear that they are uninterested in signing any new players during the winter window.
As things stand, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are Carlo Ancelotti’s options at right-back, but there are concerns over their fitness and longevity.
But, as things stand, Real Madrid have no plans to sign a new right-back in the summer as they have full faith in both Carvajal and Vazquez.
Furthermore, Romano adds that the Merengues believe that they have a top right-back for the future in the form of Vinicius Tobias.
The teenage Brazilian joined the club in April last year from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan with a purchase option. He has been earning rave reviews for his performances for Real Madrid’s Castilla outfit under Raul Gonzalez.
So, there is a good chance that the Spanish and European champions will sign Tobias permanently.
All these factors seemingly compelled them against making a move for Cancelo when he was offered to the club last month. The Portuguese international has already made his debut for Bayern Munich and registered an assist on his debut.
Whether they decide to sign him permanently for €70 million in the summer remains to be seen. As for Real Madrid, though, there do not seem to be any imminent plans to reinforce the right-back position.