Recent reports in the press indicate that Tottenham are trying to shore up their midfield by bringing in the likes of Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele and Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso (Sky Sports and BBC). However, another player who has been linked with a move to Spurs is Real Madrid midfielder, Dani Ceballos.
With Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen expressing his desire to play for Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet), it was initially reported that Los Blancos were ready to offer £45 million plus Ceballos for Eriksen’s services, but it was claimed that Spurs preferred Marco Asensio to Ceballos (The Sun).
Ceballos was overlooked for several big games by manager Zinedine Zidane last season, and he has reportedly told the Frenchman that he doesn’t want to stay at the club beyond this summer (AS).
ESPN FC pundit Alejandro Moreno has suggested that the 22-year-old, who has also been linked with Spurs’ North London rivals Arsenal, will leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer but opined that he will not be joining Spurs.
Moreno told ESPN FC, “Well he’s going to go somewhere but I don’t think it’s Spurs. There is a long line of players that are trying to get on the field at Real Madrid.
“Dani Ceballos is way at the back of that line and he’s going to have to jump over a whole lot of players in order to get to the front of that line. I don’t think it’s happening anytime soon.
“He’s going but I don’t think it’s Spurs. [Real Madrid] themselves need to make some business to make sure that they open up space so that they can make a run say for Paul Pogba, or whoever it is they’re going after.”
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We need to take this with a pinch of salt as Moreno likely has no idea who Ceballos will be joining and has purely speculated here. However, with Eriksen now looking like he might stay at the club, and with Spurs reportedly after Ndombele and Lo Celso, it doesn’t appear as if Ceballos is not at the top of Tottenham’s wish list.
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