Real Betis, Tottenham battle for Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos

Real Betis and Tottenham are the two clubs best placed to land a loan arrangement for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, say reports in Spain.

Mucho Deporte say the Spain international, who starred in this summer’s European Under-21 championship victory for his nation, should come to a decision ‘within days’.

It is claimed that the central midfielder is ‘very receptive’ to a return to Betis for the season while he also has a ‘very juicy’ proposition from Tottenham.

It is claimed that Madrid will only be willing to sanction a season-long loan exit for the midfielder and this increases the likelihood that the Seville-based club could be successful in an approach.

Milan and Sevilla – city rivals of Betis, where Ceballos played as a child – have also been linked to the player, who has repeatedly insists he wants regular football next season.

Ceballos joined Madrid from Betis for €16m in 2017 but has started just 17 times in La Liga and just twice in the Champions League and has often appeared to be a fringe figure.

The Spain international started and scored in March’s 3-2 victory over Huesca – his first home goal for the club – but was selected just once more in the 10 matches since.

Madrid have spent over €300m on five new signings this summer and are said to be pursuing a deal for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

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