Report: Spurs target would prefer move to be completed this week

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Dom Le Roy

AS have reported (via SportWitness) that Spanish Under 21 European Championship winner, Dani Ceballos, would prefer his future be resolved before July 22nd, when Los Blancos are due to set off on their pre-season tour of the US.

The 22-year-old has struggled to cement a position in the Madrid first team since his transfer from Real Betis in 2017.

AS states that both Tottenham and Italian giants AC Milan have the advantage in acquiring Ceballos’ signature as they are both open to taking the Andalusian on a season-long loan.

AS believes Ceballos would prefer a temporary switch to Tottenham, as the North London club can offer him Champions League football and a more competitive league than Serie A.

Ceballos’ priority though, is to play 40 games next season, something he put to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino ‘a few weeks ago’. During this supposed conversation, Pochettino outlined the clubs project and how Ceballos would form an integral part of the side.

Whilst there would be less competition for positions at Milan, the Spanish international is confident due to his conversation with the Tottenham manager, that he could earn himself a permanent spot in the Tottenham first XI.

Spurs Web Opinion

The capture of Dani Ceballos for Spurs (albeit on a temporary basis) would represent a further building block in the next phase of Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs project. He is a creative midfielder that likes to play slightly deeper than both Eriksen or Alli and so could link well with either. Spurs would do well, however, to insert an option-to-buy clause into any potential deal with Madrid, on the chance that Ceballos makes waves in North London.

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