Tottenham Hotspur fans think Dani Ceballos is coming, are they wrong?

Dani Ceballos of Spain reacts after the UEFA Nations League A group four match between Spain and England at Estadio Benito Villamarin on October 15, 2018 in Seville, Spain.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has been said to be working on a deal for Dani Ceballos for much of the summer so far.

Dani Ceballos of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander  match between Rayo Vallecano v Real Madrid on April 28, 2019

Tottenham Hotspur fans are excited at Dani Ceballos not being included in Real Madrid’s pre-season tour squad, but it may not be as good news as first expected.

Ceballos has been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham, with AS suggesting that a bid of £45 million would be enough to get the playmaker.

 

El Confidencial has already claimed that Ceballos wants to play under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, and Madrid's decision to leave him out of their pre-season squad has raised eye brows.

Some Tottenham fans are certainly excited by the news, and have taken it has a hint that Ceballos's move could be happening.

However, Tottenham fans need to be wary of not getting too carried away.

Ceballos is actually likely not have been included in Madrid’s squad, as he played in the European under-21 Championships.

Although Zidane is yet to confirm the reasons behind Ceballos’s absence, the attacking midfielder is currently on holiday, which suggests he has been given extended leave by Madrid.

If Ceballos does arrive at Tottenham this summer it would be a hugely exciting signing for Pochettino’s side, and he could potentially be used as a replacement for Christian Eriksen, if the Dane does leave.

Dani Ceballos of Spain gestures during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group A match between Spain and Poland at Renato Dall'Ara Stadium on June 22, 2019 in Bologna, Italy.

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