Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos for a while now.
Then, a number of different valuations were thrown about and it became a little unclear with just how available the Spaniard would actually be this summer.
AS recently claimed the Spain Under-21 international could be available for a mammoth €50million (£44.7m) fee this summer, but the Daily Star reported he would be available for a transfer in the region of £30m.
However, it would seem the player is not keen on a permanent departure and a season-long loan is something he would consider, which according to a report by AS, puts us in the driving seat because we would be able to offer him the European football he wants to play as he allegedly has no interest in a move to AC Milan.
We wrote in a previous article on Vital Spurs that we felt missing out on him would be a blow and it would seem we now have a perfect chance of signing him.
Although a loan deal is hardly the best scenario moving forward, it could give us an excellent chance to see him in action in the Premier League and see if he can become a star in England.
A versatile midfielder, the Spaniard could be the type of midfielder that Mauricio Pochettino’s squad benefits having in the side moving forward.
Ceballos had an extremely good European Championships with the Spain Under-21 side this summer and played a key role in helping them lift the trophy. His attacking and defensive stats (per WhoScored) were nothing short of impressive.
In attack, the 22-year-old might have been brilliant in front of goal with his finishing and creativity, however, he also proved key with the ball as well, as he averaged 3 shots per match, 2.8 key passes and produced 3.8 successful dribbles per game.
Defensively, he made an average of 2 tackles and 1 interception per game (WhoScored), perhaps, making him the box-to-box midfielder that we need in our side moving forward.
Whether we look to make a move for him remains to be seen, however, the report is encouraging and he is a player we would like to see lining up at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the upcoming campaign.