Dani Ceballos: Arsenal Should be Cautious of Wily Real Madrid

Arsenal, Dani Ceballos (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Arsenal, Dani Ceballos (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Now Dani Ceballos has joined Arsenal on another season-long loan, two emotions are evoked.

The first of which, predictably, is happiness. Dani Ceballos is the first player in a long time that has a, dare I say, Santi Cazorla-esque presence in the midfield. The Madrid loanee who eats paella and sips Estrella is a joy to watch and is an archetypal, Arsenal midfielder.

The way the 24-year-old passes and holds up the ball is Arsenal personified and there’s no question why an overwhelming majority of Gooners are ecstatic to see him returning for another season.

However, there is unfortunately another emotion that is evoked as well: fear.

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I’m not being dramatic when I say that Real Madrid are genuinely the standout malicious geniuses in terms of transfers in the world. The Gunners must be careful when playing with the fire that is Florentino Perez and Los Blancos.

A prime example of why Mikel Arteta and co should fear the current La Liga champions is when Madrid pulled off an absolute masterclass in terms of funds acquired when it came to Alvaro Morata.

Madrid sold Morata to Juventus for around £20m but also attached a clause where they could bring him back for £30m. After a successful season with I Bianconeri, Madrid brought back the Spanish striker for the aforementioned cut price.

They then proceeded to sell him to Chelsea the very next season for £70m where he then subsequently failed miserably.

Maniacal Madrid pull off sneaky deals like this frequently and Arsenal must be careful in their dealing with them for Ceballos. The Gunners could well and truly be their next victim if they’ve gone forth without caution.

With Ceballos in, we can hope Arsenal attached an obligation or option to buy clause whilst also being sure to avoid any buyback clause tricks from the side managed by Zinedine Zidane.

Ceballos can be a future cog in an Arteta midfield for years to come. It seems as though the player really enjoys the tenacity and pace of the Premier League and who knows, maybe he’d be interested in becoming a permanent resident of England and its gloomy shores.

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Myself and others would be thrilled to see the Spanish midfielder become a mainstay at the club, but if he is to become one, we must be careful when dealing with his parent club or we will get burned horribly.