Dani Ceballos may be on his way to Anfield as Jurgen Klopp looks to bring in reinforcements after Phillipe Coutinho’s proposed move to Barcelona
Real Madrid is willing to dip into the transfer market this January as they look to bring in reinforcements. Zidane’s men have had a tough time this season. They lost 2016’s last match, suffering an embarrassing 0-3 defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals at the Santiago Bernabeu. They find themselves 14 points behind league leaders in La Liga and face a tough task with Paris Saint-Germain awaiting in Champions League round of 16 tie.
It seems that more bad news is around the corner for Los Blancos. Don Balon is reporting that Dani Ceballos wants a move away from Madrid in search of regular first-team football.
According to Diario Gol, Dani Ceballos has told Real Madrid that he wants to leave and wants to join Liverpool. Express And Mirror sharing this story as well. Would love him at LFC. Great young player. His creativity and dribbling ability is very impressive for his age. 21 y/o pic.twitter.com/6MPnCqoRYv
— LFC TRANSFERS HQ (@lfctransfershq) January 4, 2018
The 21-year-old midfielder was signed from Real Betis in the summer after being given assurance of regular game time. Ceballos, as grown disillusioned in his time at Real securing only 186 minutes in La Liga.
As Phillipe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona edges closer, Jurgen Klopp has started scouring the market for potential replacements. Ceballos has piqued the German’s interest, with the player responding favourably. Don Balon reports that the midfielder that the midfielder has his heart set on playing under Klopp.
He also sees himself playing more regularly at Anfield. With the World Cup just a few months, game time has become the player’s priority. He wants to do anything he can to maximise his chances of making it to Russia in the summer.
This will not go down with either Zidane or the Madrid board. Ceballos was brought in after a tussle with Barcelona in the summer and seeing him leave just six months into his six-year-long contract will be a disheartening sight.
However, the news should be taken with a pinch of salt. While the move does make sense, Ceballos has been known to be headstrong with his decision. The youngster has talent plenty and will certainly get his chances to prove the same under Zidane. He just needs to bide his time to make a big splash at the most successful club in European history.
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