Ceballos dominated out a transfer to Barcelona – my dream is to achieve success at Actual Madrid


Dani Ceballos plans to have talks with Real Madrid about his future but moving to Barcelona would never be an option for the midfielder.

Ceballos impressed in his first season on loan at Arsenal but failed to make such an impact in the 2020/21 season.

In 40 appearances in all competitions, he provided three assists – out of a total of 41 created opportunities – but did not score a goal himself.

With a pass accuracy of 87.61 percent last season, he is also below the average (88.01) of the Arsenal midfielders, but only Granit Xhaka (3,107) tried more passes than Ceballos (1,865).

With Carlo Ancelotti just appointed as Madrid's new coach, Ceballos expects things to be different than they were under Zinedine Zidane.

Despite determined to be successful in Madrid, he has admitted that his future could be elsewhere.

"Ancelotti has just arrived and we need to talk," he said on the Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

“I think I've hardened myself as a player this year. I think it's time to settle into a club with a long contract and be able to show my game.

“Ancelotti has just arrived and we need to talk. I want to know what he wants from me and also tell him what I want, what is important. I'm not going to the European Championship and there will be a World Cup soon. It has to be a conversation between the two of us, with things clear.

“Being part of the dynamic of a club with a long contract is not the same as being on loan. It's something I haven't had in the last two years and I want to settle down, play and be happy. "

A move to Camp Nou or Sevilla would be a move that would never lead to success for the 24-year-old.

When asked whether he would consider moving to Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus or Barca, Ceballos replied: "I wouldn't go to Barcelona because I'm a Madrid player and my dream is to be successful at Madrid be."

When asked about a transfer to Andalusia, he added: "It's a great club but I would never play for Sevilla, especially with my (time at) Betis."


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