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Sky: Spurs in talks to sign Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid

The Spanish youngster looks set to join Tottenham on loan.

Spain v Germany - 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Final Photo by Danilo Di Giovanni/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur are actually buying players this summer!

Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke have already signed for Spurs in this window, but there are no signs that Daniel Levy and company are done spending yet. There are still needs in the squad, and there are still some players who will be leaving before the games begin again.

It seems like Dani Ceballos could be the next addition to the Tottenham squad, albeit temporarily on a loan.

According to Sky Sports, Spurs are “in talks” with Real Madrid to sign Ceballos.

Tottenham are in talks with Real Madrid over a potential transfer for Spain U21 star Dani Ceballos. The 22-year-old, who impressed during Spain’s victorious campaign in the U21 Euros with two goals and two assists en route to the title, would prefer a loan move as he does not want to leave Spain permanently. A short-term deal seems the most likely option at this stage also because of Ceballos’ high release clause and the fact that he has four years left on his current deal.

Mauricio Pochettino’s time at Tottenham hasn’t been filled with too many players joining on loan, but Ceballos may be set to do just that.

Ceballos joined Madrid from Real Betis back in 2017 after a breakthrough campaign at that year’s U-21 Euros. Ceballos was named the player of the tournament and seemed destined for big things after his move to the Spanish capital.

But as happens to quite a few talented players in Madrid, Ceballos didn’t get all the chances he wanted. He has played 35 times for Madrid, but he told AS earlier this summer that he wants to play 40 games a season as he tries to earn a place in the Spanish squad for the 2020 senior Euros.

The 22-year-old is a central midfielder who specializes in dribbling and progressive passing. He typically acts as a link that can push the ball forward from defense to the attack.

If this move goes through, Spurs will have gone from having a dearth of midfielders to having quite a few players vying for playing time at the position. The club just spent a massive amount of money on Ndombele, but a loan for Ceballos wouldn’t be as costly. It’s a low-risk move that has the potential to add some real flair to the Tottenham midfield.

Ceballos himself hinted at the move on his Instragam account. His story shows him at Universal Studios in Florida posing inside a classic London phone booth.

He has also been linked with Liverpool, but the phone booth thing gives it away. It seems like this is happening!