Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to sanction a January loan exit for out-of-favour Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is wanted by Real Betis.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Real Madrid are open to the prospect of loaning Dani Ceballos out in the summer transfer window. Real Betis are keen on re-signing the 25-year-old, with Los Blancos set to insert a mandatory purchase clause worth between €20 million and €25 million.

Dani Ceballos joined Real Madrid from Real Betis in the summer of 2017 and has since struggled to carve out a place for himself in the first-team setup. After managing just 56 appearances in two seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, a great portion of which were off the bench, he was sent out on loan to Arsenal, twice on season-long deals.

During his stint at the Emirates, Ceballos made 77 appearances while chipping in with two goals and five assists in the process. However, with his topsy-turvy spell with Arsenal ending, the Spanish midfielder is back at Real Madrid, where his prospect might not improve much. As a result, Real Betis have come into the picture, as they look to re-sign him.

Real Betis have quite a solid midfield unit, although it is one that could perhaps do with one reinforcement. That is because veteran Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado is now well into his thirties and approaching the final phase of his career.

Set to bid goodbye to Real Madrid in January? (Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)
Set to bid goodbye to Real Madrid in January? (Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)

As a result, Ceballos is a viable target for Los Verdiblancos, who are keen on re-signing him. And now, it has emerged that Real Madrid would be open to the prospect of loaning the 25-year-old to Real Betis in the January transfer window.

In addition to a short-term loan deal, the Merengues could also include a mandatory purchase clause worth around €20 million to €25 million. As per the report, Real Betis are unlikely to have any qualms meeting Real Madrid’s valuation next summer, thereby paving the way for a transfer.

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Real Madrid, on their part, are unlikely to fret over the prospect of losing Ceballos, having recently signed Eduardo Camavinga while still being linked with Paul Pogba and a few other midfielders. So, for all intents and purposes, it looks like Ceballos could well be on his way back to Real Betis, and for the better.

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