Real Madrid were expected to complete the deal for Dani Ceballos early this week and yet no announcement has been made. Apparently, Los Blancos are trying to split the fee while Betis wants a single payment, with Madrid supposedly having the edge in the talks given that they could just pay Ceballos’ release clause and be done with it.
Still, an agreement is expected to be reached in the upcoming hours, according to MARCA, and Ceballos will be announced as a Madrid player sooner rather than later. He should join Madrid’s pre-season tour with Marco Asensio, Marcos Llorente and Jesus Vallejo, his teammates in Spain’s U21 who were given more days to rest after the U21 Euro.
Ceballos wants to be a member of the first team this season and apparently he will be on the roster. Coach Zidane will have to stay loyal to his rotation policy in order to find him enough minutes.