Daniel Ceballos He is still waiting for a call from Real Madrid to find out if his future paints white or not. The utrerano is going through his best days as a madridistaafter having felt important once the club course resumed after the World Cup in Qatar, and this increase in prominence has led him to be called up by the National Team, on whose bench a lover of his football like Luis de la Fuente has landed. And yet, Ceballos is not assured of his future beyond June 30.
That is the last day of his current contract with Madrid. The white club transferred him at the beginning of the season that when the end of this 2022-23 course approached I would put a renewal proposal on your table, but to date, as AS has learned, that offer has not been made. The Sevillian prioritizes continuing at Real Madrid, which he joined in 2017, although this is his fourth season in the squad (he spent two at Arsenal on loan); but his main requirement is to feel important in the sports project, beyond the economic. He is satisfied with his current status in the salary hierarchy, but wants to know that he has a place in the plans of the club and the coach. Or what is the same: if Kroos and Modric renew and Bellingham arrives in the summer, their options to renew decrease.
If Ceballos finally does not accept the proposal that Madrid sends him, he already knows full well that he will have teams to choose from. His priority is to stay in Spain, although he does not close the door on going abroad. And Betis has a special place in his mind, but he already knows that it is an almost impossible task.: The Sevillian team has already told him that his economic situation makes it unfeasible for a footballer like him to fit into the squad right now. Ceballos has not yet received firm offers (he can now do so, since there are less than six months left before his contract ends); He has received, through intermediaries, the interest of several important clubs. However, he continues to give priority to Madrid … as long as he has an important role.
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Ceballos was already in the Madrid squad last year, although he was seen very little: he did not play in the first part of the season due to the injury he sustained during the Olympic Games and in the second he counted very little. He finished the campaign with just 339 minutes, although Ancelotti already showed that he was going to throw more out of him in the future: he had minutes in the last five Champions League games, including the final against Liverpool. Said and done: he has already accumulated 1,153 ′ so far this season and between January and February he accumulated seven consecutive days starting in the League. However, in the big games he has gone back to the bench: he was a substitute in the two duels against Liverpool and against Barça, both in the Cup and in the League.