Sometimes, things never change, and with Dani Ceballos this can be verified. Because after being very close to leaving this summer, he came to ring strongly to return to Betis, he finally chose to stay at Real Madrid. Florentino Pérez did not receive a firm offer to transfer him, and seeing that there was a good chance that there would be a surprise exit in the center of the field, as happened with Casemiro, they decided that it was best for him to stay.
Carlo Ancelotti had been very satisfied with the performance and attitude that the Spanish international has shown at all times. And the fact is that the previous year, despite the few minutes he had, he never caused problems in the dressing room, and performed whenever he was given the chance to play. As a reward, the Italian coach promised him that this campaign would have more continuity, taking advantage of the great accumulation of games that will be there before the World Cup in Qatar.
But unfortunately this has not been the case. His role remains completely residual, and he has not entered the rotations that ‘Carletto’ has done. He had to settle for remaining on the bench, and only playing the last few minutes of the matches, without time to demonstrate his brilliant technical qualities. He is the last option to occupy the core, and Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Fede Valverde are clearly ahead of him.
This has caused Ceballos, as is logical, to feel cheated. He is not at all happy, and as you can tell, he has asked for explanations. He agreed to continue at the Santiago Bernabéu, but he was promised that his prominence would increase, something that has not been true. In a way, something similar already happened in the winter market, where they rejected his exit in the form of a transfer, arguing that he would be important in the last months of the competition.
Dani doesn’t believe any more lies, and asks Ancelotti to at least be honest. Without a doubt, this can become one of the big ‘headaches’ for Florentino Pérez in the coming weeks
Ceballos contract ends in 2023
Luckily for the former Arsenal man, he won’t have to wait long to leave Madrid. He is determined to change his mind and go to another team where he is promised to be a regular starter, and in this sense there is little doubt about his most likely destination, which is Benito Villamarín.
Taking advantage of the fact that his contract ends in 2023, Ceballos will be able to return to Betis at zero cost, which is what he tried to do during the summer, without any success.
He will leave very disappointed with Ancelotti if nothing changes, as everything indicates.