Former Spur says transfer target should stay put rather than move to North London

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gus Poyet has given his opinion on the rumours linking Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos with a switch to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The Sun recently reported that the Spanish giants are prepared to offer Ceballos and £45million in order to bring Christian Eriksen to the Bernabeu.

Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is already said to have told the 22-year-old that he does not form part of his plans for the club going forward (AS).

Ceballos started just two of the club’s final 11 fixtures of the La Liga season and following the arrival of Eden Hazard, is likely to find his game time even more limited if he stays with the former Champions League winners.

Poyet, who played for Spurs between 2001 – 2004 believes that Ceballos should remain in Madrid rather than move to North London.

Ceballos has impressed on international duty with Spain at the European Under-21 Championships having scored two goals and provided two assists in the opening three fixtures.

“Dani showed the player he is in the Under-21’s,” Poyet told AS.

“He is the protagonist when he is in charge of carrying the weight of the team, of producing, creating, approaching the area. The problem in Madrid is with whom he plays next, other players who have to play that role. For example, Modric, Golden Ball. That gives him a different role. Whether he continues or not in Madrid is more a matter of tactics than of him as a footballer.”

“It’s very complicated. With my mentality, of more than 50 years, I would stay in Madrid. But there are things that I do not know, and Madrid is unique. The main thing is that he is wanted by Pochettino.” the Uruguayan added.


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