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Dani Ceballos on Real Madrid's radar

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Some reports even say it's a done deal.

Real Madrid CF v Real Betis Balompie - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos is on Real Madrid's shortlist, according to reports from Spain. Diario AS believe that he's just "inches away from becoming a Real Madrid player" while Poli Rincon from Cadena COPE says it's "a done deal."

Ceballos has a €15 million release clause on his contract and his current deal expires in 2018.

He's a creative midfielder who's showing a lot of potential in the U21 Euro. However, Ceballos wouldn't have the minutes he needs to develop as a player considering how crowded the midfield line is for Madrid, so he could stay with Betis for a year or join another club on a loan deal just like Marco Asensio did before being a true member of the first team last summer.

Ceballos is a very interesting prospect. He will turn 21 years old next August and still needs minutes to reach his potential. If Real Madrid decide to sign him, he could be a great player for Los Blancos.