Mikel Arteta wants to sign Dani Ceballos permanently alongside preparing a bid for Atletico Madrid Thomas Partey.
Arsenal will strengthen the heart of midfield by keeping hold onto Dani Ceballos and also making a possible move for Atletico Madrid Ace Thomas Partey. According to the Times. Arsenal manager has agreed to sign on loan Midfielder Dani Ceballos once his loan season ends with Arsenal. Arteta will also make Thomas Partey his priority signing in the upcoming transfer window.
The on-loan Real Madrid midfielder has grown under Mikel Arteta slowly and steadily in recent times. Initially, life was difficult at Emirates. But his growth alongside Granit Xhaka in the heart of Midfield has been impressive lately. He has become more of a regular starter of recent times.
Dani Ceballos arrives at arsenal from Real Madrid last September on a loan and was intended to return to his homeland once his loan season finishes. It was January when the Spain international was linked with the speculations for the return. However, Arsenal convinced him to stay till the season sees its conclusion.
Ceballos went up the pecking order under Arteta
It was after the January transfer window that Ceballos gained back his original form for Arsenal. Since Premier League resumed in June he is still in his best form for Arsenal. He has played in seven of Arsenal’s eight Premier League games so far.
Nevertheless, Arsenal is open to keep him permanently if another deal with Madrid occurs over his future. The North Londoners seem helpless as they don’t have the option to make the move permanent.
Arteta is also happy with his evolution. He has stated about how he puts his passion into every training session and the way he celebrates it. Arteta is satisfied to see him growing in the right way and how important he has become lately. The Spain international looks a good fit in the Arsenal squad and has fit Arteta play style.
Arsenal is struggling in the middle of the park and that was clear throughout the disappointing season. Matteo Guendouzi is not able to play with the right attitude at Arsenal, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira are struggling at various points.
To further add strength to the midfield and increase options Arteta wants to bring in Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey. Arsenal is ready to make a swap deal and strike a deal for him.
Now that Arteta is aware of the tight budget and lack of transfer funds due to ongoing pandemic and another season out of Champions League.
Arteta’s plan is to improve the team and make it eligible to get into Europe anyhow. Thomas Partey has a £42million release clause In his current contract and Gunners are ready to offer him a pay rise in his current salary.
Partey’s father has also claimed that Arsenal approached his representative to discuss the move ahead of the summer transfer window. If Arteta could succeed in pairing Dani Ceballos and Thomas Partey at Emirates it would do wonders in the midfield of the park.