Ceballos takes Ramsey’s number as Arsenal confirm loan signing
Date published: Thursday 25th July 2019 2:56
The 22-year-old Spain international is highly-regarded at the Bernabeu and made 23 LaLiga appearances throughout the 2018/19 campaign.
But Ceballos, who has six senior caps and also helped Spain’s Under-21s to Euro 2019 success this summer, will now spend a year in north London after agreeing to a temporary switch to the Emirates Stadium.
The move had been expected but Arsenal head coach Unai Emery threw a little doubt on the deal after Real’s Marco Asensio suffered a serious knee injury in a friendly win over the Gunners earlier in the week.
“We’re excited to see Dani join us,” Emery said on the announcement of the deal.
“He is a talented player with big technical ability, creativity and precision.”
Ceballos becomes Arsenal’s second signing of the summer, following 18-year-old striker Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano.
Arsenal are also likely to confirm the capture of St Etienne defender William Saliba, also 18, in the coming days – although it is anticipated that he will be loaned back to the Ligue 1 outfit for the forthcoming season.