Cape Town - Tottenham's hopes of signing Spain
Under-21 star Dani Ceballos have been handed a boost after he was left
out of Real Madrid's pre-season squad.
The 22-year-old starred for Spain’s Under-21 side in their European
Championship win this summer, as he scored twice and grabbed two assists
during the tournament.
However, he is currently not in manager Zinedine Zidane’s plans
following a huge outlay of transfers recently, and has been left out of
their squad for the International Champions Cup pre-season tournament in
Tottenham have been reportedly chasing him all summer as they seek to
further strengthen their midfield and Ceballos’ omission from that
squad means he likely to depart this summer.
However, the Spaniard is keen to only leave on loan as he still sees
his long-term future with Los Blancos, but wants regular football for
the 2019-20 season.
"I think [Zinedine] Zidane will have seen the tournament," said Ceballos recently.
"But we all know what he thinks.
"I would like to try out something new: next year, my goal is to play 40 games and play in the Euros."