It looks like Tottenham Hotspur have prioritised the central midfield area for improvements this summer, after being short of numbers in the position last season due to the sale of Mousa Dembele and injury problems to Eric Dier and Victor Wanwama.
Spurs have already secured the signing of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for a club record fee and it looks like more signings could potentially follow (Guardian).
Reports in Spain have linked Spurs with Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos all summer and now The 4th Official claims that the deal for all practical purposes has been wrapped up with only minor issues yet to be resolved.
It is claimed that Ceballos will join Spurs on a season-long loan deal but there is no mention of whether Tottenham will have an option to buy the 22-year-old at the end of the season.
There have been suggestions in the Spanish press that Real Madrid are insistent on inserting a buy-back clause in the deal (Marca).
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Ceballos once again displayed the abundance of talent he has during his successful U-21 World Cup campaign with Spain.
A midfield pairing of Ndombele and Ceballos has the power, pace, trickery, and passing ability to come out on top against most opposition. However, it is unlikely that Daniel Levy will agree to a buy-back clause.
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