Dani Ceballos is enthused by the prospect of working with Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur as he prepares to secure a much-needed move away from Real Madrid, according to El Confidencial - surely putting pay to a potential move to Arsenal.
Who wouldn’t want to hone their trade under the Argentine tactician?
Pochettino has established himself as a truly elite managerial talent during a five-year spell in North London, transforming Tottenham into one of Europe’s most feared sides while turning Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and co into genuine world-class footballers.
And Ceballos, a player with unlimited potential and staggering natural talent who for some reason finds himself outcasted under Zinedine Zidane in Madrid, apparently thinks that a move to Tottenham would be the best thing for his development.
The former Real Betis playmaker has shone at the U21 European Championships, scoring a wondergoal against Italy and inspiring a 5-0 thrashing of Poland. El Desmarque claims that Spurs would be willing to pay £45 million to rescue him from his Bernabau nightmare.
Just imagine a midfield of Tanguy Ndombele and Ceballos next season, perhaps with Dele Alli thrown in. The days of Etienne Capoue and Paulinho have never felt further away.
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