The Spanish midfielder is eager to prove his worth at the Santiago Bernabeu after two seasons on loan with Arsenal
Dani Ceballos has left the door open for a return to the Premier League but the former Arsenal loanee is preparing to “fight” for his future at Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old midfielder has spent the last two seasons at the Emirates Stadium as tough competition for seats at the Santiago Bernabeu forces him to look elsewhere for minutes.
He is now back in his homeland and wants to make a name for himself with his parent club under Carlo Ancelotti, but another stint in English football remains an option for him.
What was said
When asked by AS if he sees himself playing in the Premier League again, Ceballos said: “Yes, I don’t rule that out.
“It’s a league that I like. People who really like football would be motivated to play there. If you can’t play there, you can regret it.”
Does Ceballos get a chance at Real?
Los Blancos took advantage of Ceballos’ potential when they lured him away from Real Betis in 2017.
He has played 56 games for Los Blancos but players like Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro have secured spots in Madrid’s starting XI.
They all stay in the Spanish capital, but Zinedine Zidane has been replaced by Ancelotti in the dugout and a clean slate is offered to those who were previously frozen.
Ceballos wants to take this opportunity and says: “I really want to win at Real Madrid, I will fight to stay here.
“The experience with Arsenal in the Premier League made me stronger, now it’s time to win at Real Madrid.
“It is clear that I would like to play for Real Madrid. But I have to know what the coach wants and there have to be goals. But my intention is to play for Real Madrid next year.”
“With the arrival of Ancelotti, a midfielder’s range is wide because he plays 4-3-3 and sometimes comes in with one of the wingers.
“It will depend on my return, the shape I’m in and the chat we’re having. From then on, I’m very clear that I want to play and that I have to earn it on the pitch to be able to to make it. ” it’s hard for the coach. “