Real Madrid midfielder could join fierce rivals in the summer

TRANSFERS Real Madrid midfielder could join fierce rivals in the summer

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 10:05 - 29.03.2023

Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos and have made contact with the player’s representatives regarding a transfer.

Atletico Madrid are in the market for reinforcements as they look to challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid next season and they have reportedly identified Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos as a viable option.

Atletico Madrid keen on Dani Ceballos

Spanish outlet Marca reports that Atletico Madrid have made contact with Ceballos’ representatives regarding a transfer as they seek to boost their midfield options ahead of next season. 

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos

The 26-year-old has enjoyed something of a revival this season, building his way back into Carlo Ancelotti’s plans and getting rewarded with regular minutes over the past two months. 

After missing the majority of the 2021/22 season due to a long-term ankle injury, Ceballos is now feeling confident after making 31 appearances across all competitions.

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He played a significant role in Los Blancos qualifying for the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, showing some impressive performances against Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.

Ceballos was also a huge part of Real Madrid’s FIFA Club World Cup triumph, providing an assist in each of the semi-finals and finals.

With a contract extension not guaranteed for Ceballos at the Bernabeu, Atletico are now looking to prise the Spanish midfielder away for next season. 

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Ceballos has often insisted he is willing to commit his long-term future to Real Madrid but it is believed that stance could change if a concrete offer is made from elsewhere  with the promise of a greater role.

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