Real Betis Coach Quique Setien has confirmed interest in re-signing Dani Ceballos on a loan deal from Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old left Los Verdiblancos in a €16m deal last summer but has started only two La Liga games, with Setien believing he needs more game-time which Betis can provide him with.
“It would have been of benefit for us to have Ceballos on loan for a season,” Setien told El Larguero.
“Players need to be playing football, particularly when they are at such an early stage in their careers, as it helps their development and growth as a player.
“I’m sure he is happy in Madrid, it is one of the best clubs in the world who compete for a lot of trophies, so this is natural.
“But if you are not playing, then that can change things and whilst we understand he is happy, it is another factor because it is something he needs.”