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 maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.