Arsenal Close To Secure Season-Long Loan Deal For Dani Ceballos

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Arsenal have been struggling to secure moves to add new players ahead of the 2019-20 season. However, they’re quite close to add a new player to their ranks and the announcement could be made sooner than later.

We’re talking about Dani Ceballos. The Real Madrid midfielder does not have a future at the Santiago Bernabeu outfit ahead of the upcoming season, and Zinedine Zidane advised him to go out on loan ahead of the upcoming campaign. The Gunners are quite close to acquire him.

In fact, Arsenal manager Unai Emery said there could be news regarding the arrival of a new player “quite soon”.

“We are speaking about the possibility to sign one player,” Emery said ahead of his side’s final International Champions Cup match against Real in Washington DC. “We have different names and the club is working on that. Ceballos is a very good player. I know him from [Real] Betis at the beginning and Real Madrid”.

“He played very well in the U21s, his national team won the competition. He can play as a number eight or a number 10”, Emery added, hailing the versatility of the Spaniard in case he lands at the Emirates Stadium.

Ceballos, who has made 56 appearances for Madrid throughout his career, would become Arsenal’s second summer signing following the earlier arrival of Gabriel Martinelli.