CM Dani Ceballos
This choice might surprise most of you, because Dani Ceballos is a player who is going to turn 26 in a month and a half, and has only a year remaining on his Real Madrid contract. This isn’t the age for Ceballos to go on loan, and there is a chance that he might be sold by the club.
He is surplus to the team’s requirements this season, with the addition of Aurelien Tchouameni making Real Madrid’s midfield balanced and complete. There is a risk that Ceballos might even be the 7th choice midfielder if he chooses to continue at Madrid. But the Andalusian might be a useful player next year, as there’s no guarantee that Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will continue at Real Madrid after the 2022/23 season.
Dani Ceballos might not be as hyped as much as Fede Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga or Aurelien Tchouameni, but he is still a wonderful player, and I believe that the Spaniard can offer something different from the three of them. He has that ability to control games and dictate the tempo of the game and had a fantastic time in the second half of the 2021/22 season. I would love to see a player like him continue at Madrid.
This is the year of the World Cup, and Ceballos would want to reclaim his spot in the Spanish National Team by playing regularly. But that is not possible at Real Madrid, so Ceballos needs to play at another club this year. That is the reason why I want Ceballos to be loaned to another club after he signs a contract extension.
Well, this is the ideal situation that I want to see in the case of Dani, but it is difficult to predict if this would happen. There have been rumours that his renewal is complicated, and he might be sold this summer. But if there’s something that gives me hope, it is the fact that Carlo Ancelotti rates Ceballos highly, which might influence the Spaniard’s future in some way or the other.