West Ham transfer target Dani Ceballos has revealed when he will be making a decision over his future.
Ceballos has claimed that he will wait until he returns from international duty before deciding what is next for him in his career.
The midfielder claims that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made it clear to him what his plans are for him, but he will weigh up his options later this month.
He is currently away at the under-21 European Championships, competing for Spain, and will sort out his future upon his return.
Speaking to Onda Cero, via Football Espana, Ceballos said this:
Zidane has spoken to me, and he was very clear.
I have accepted his explanations as to what he sees for me next season.
However I do have a contract for four more years, and a high release clause.
When I return I will make a decision.
If I do leave, I want to play for a side that where I feel important.
I want to show that I can play in any team in Europe.
I am a young player that wants to succeed, and I cannot have another year of not playing.
West Ham have been touted with interest in Ceballos as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.
Ceballos has played 56 first-team games for Real Madrid since joining the club from Real Betis in 2017.
Four reasons why West Ham should sign Ceballos
West Ham signing Ceballos would be a statement of intent that they are going all out to secure a top seven finish next season.
Whereas other transfer targets for West Ham will be another team’s star player, Real Madrid are seemingly willing to let go off Ceballos – which could make it easier for West Ham.
At only 22, Ceballos has plenty of room to develop and improve his game in the coming seasons, meaning that he could have a huge sell-on potential.
You don’t play over 50 games for Real Madrid in two seasons and get capped by Spain as a central midfielder if you don’t have quality. West Ham need to improve their midfield options and Ceballos would do that.