Dani Ceballos playing for Arsenal feels like an almost distant memory at this stage, yet somehow in 2023, Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing the Real Madrid midfielder.

According to Relevo, the Bundesliga champions are keeping tabs on the two-time Arsenal loanee ahead of the summer, with Ceballos’ contract with Madrid due to expire as free agency looms for the 26-year-old playmaker, with the report stating ‘recent performances have been convincing for Julian Nagelsmann‘.

Bayern linked with shock move to sign Ceballos

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Whilst not a terrible loan signing for Arsenal in the grand scheme of things, many would agree that Ceballos’ time in north London was an underwhelming one, especially given how the midfielder’s best performance for the club happened to be his debut in a 2-1 win against Burnely.

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Indeed, the Covid-19 pandemic and football behind closed doors arguably made an impact on how Ceballos performed in England, with Mikel Arteta failing to get the best out of the midfielder in the 18 months the duo spent together in north London.

Still, few would have predicted Ceballos to be linked with a club as big as Bayern once he returned to Madrid, with the Spaniard nothing but a squad player for Carlo Ancelotti despite showing some signs of brilliance that was rarely seen in England with Arsenal.

Nagelsmann could get the best out of Ceballos

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As per Relevo, there’s a good reason why Bayern are actually interested in signing Ceballos, that being that Nagelsmann is a big fan of the player who he believes can suit the German side’s style of play whilst also complimenting the likes of Joshua Kimmich and Jamal Musiala.

Whilst many Arsenal fans would find this reasoning hard to believe, there are some grains of truth about this statement, with Ceballos a player who has typically thrived when surrounded by quality midfielders. And at Bayern under a coach who is a fan of his game, the Spaniard could actually be a good fit for the Bavarian giants.

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