Aston Villa is reportedly preparing to double the wages of Dani Ceballos. That is in an attempt to entice him to join the club during the January transfer window. The 27-year-old currently earns €4 million per year at Real Madrid.
Dani Ceballos has struggled to secure a consistent starting position at Real Madrid. And it has become apparent that he needs to leave the club in order to receive more playing time. A transfer to Aston Villa could potentially provide him with an opportunity to rejuvenate his career.
Ceballos has prior experience in the Premier League from his time with Arsenal, where he worked under Unai Emery. Hence, the opportunity to reunite with the Spanish manager could be an enticing prospect for the player.
Unai Emery holds Dani Ceballos in high regard and expects to provide him with consistent opportunities at Aston Villa. It’s noteworthy that Ceballos opted to sign a new contract with Real Madrid this past summer, declining an offer from Aston Villa at that time.
Dani Ceballos heading to Aston Villa?
A loan move to Aston Villa for the second half of the season could indeed be an ideal opportunity for Dani Ceballos. If he performs well in the Premier League and integrates effectively into the team, it might lead to a permanent transfer to Villa next summer.
Aston Villa is working towards assembling a strong squad. That is with the aim of competing for domestic trophies and pursuing Champions League qualification. Hence, the addition of Ceballos, along with the other talented players could elevate the team to a higher level.
Real Madrid’s decision regarding Dani Ceballos’ departure in January will be intriguing to watch. The club already boasts several high-quality central midfielders. Hence, it’s unlikely that Ceballos will have a significant role to play for them during the second half of the season.
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