According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are confident that they will be able to extend the loan deal for Dani Ceballos past the date agreed for its expiration – June 30th.
The game has been completely suspended across Europe and at the moment, it’s hard to foresee when or how the 2019/20 season will end. In England, the suspension is currently set to last until the end of April at the earliest, and the Premier League clubs are scheduled to hold a meeting early next month to discuss the possibility of a ‘best-case scenario’ – the season being continued sometime in the middle of May. If that proves doable, the goal will be to finish the campaign before the end of June, but there is still a strong possibility of league games being played well into the summer.
There would, in that case, be a lot of issues for the clubs’ legal departments to resolve when it comes to the contracts of players who are supposed to become free agents at the end of June, but Arsenal apparently aren’t worried about their Ceballos agreement.
The Spaniard arrived from Real Madrid on a season-long loan last summer with the deal not containing an option to buy at his own request.Though there have been some bumps on the road so far, his role in the team became much more pronounced with the arrival of Mikel Arteta to the helm and the reports claiming he was keen to cut his stay in North London short suddenly went completely quiet. Arteta has made it very clear he rates his compatriot highly, and Ceballos returned the compliment on several occasions.
Despite the fact that no formal talks have been held between the two clubs, the Gunners’ hierarchy are confident that Real would not oppose their idea to have Ceballos stay at the Emirates until the 2019/20 season is properly finished.