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Ceballos: “Another loan deal would be complicated”

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The midfielder talked about his future in an interview with MARCA.

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Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has talked to MARCA in an interview where he discussed his future and his chances of staying in the club when his loan deal with Arsenal expires next summer.

“I have two more years in my contract with Real Madrid. Another loan deal would be complicated for both parts. I have to settle in, I’m about to turn 25 years old and I will try to feel relevant and important in a club so that I can be consistent, that’s what we will discuss. I like La Liga better, it suits my game better. I spent two years in England and I learned a lot,” said the midfielder.

Then, Ceballos was asked about the possibility of being a member of Real Madrid next season.

“Nobody knows, it’s all guessing at this point. Whether or not I am coming back, if Zidane is staying or not and so on. The important thing for me is to end the season well, try to play the Euro or the Olympic Games with Spain and then make a decision. I think it will be better for Madrid as well if I have stability and then little by little we can see what happens in the future,” he added.

Ceballos revealed that he’s in touch with Sergio Ramos.

“I talk with Ramos regularly, he’s not only a colleague, he’s also a friend, we’ve had similar careers and our hometowns are 20 kilometres away, he gives me advice. He’s calm, he knows he wants to stay with Real Madrid and I think the two parts have to reach an understanding. Sergio has proven he’s a madridista, even these days we heard on TV how he was telling the defensive line to move forward, even when he’s injured he’s helping. You have to have him on your team, 100%,” concluded Ceballos.

Ceballos’ chances of staying in Madrid if Zidane is still the coach are quite slim, given that he’s never been an important player for him. If that’s the case, a potential loan or even permanent deal to Betis shouldn’t be ruled out.