Real Madrid trio Dani Ceballos, Martin Odegaard and Gareth Bale are currently on loan in the premier league with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur respectively until the end of the season, and they have had varying impact in their current clubs.
Madrid have no shortage of quality options within their squad at the moment despite manager Zinedine Zidane’s decision to loan eight players, and not all will return to Santiago Bernabéu next season.
Ceballos have already spent two seasons away from Madrid, having been at Arsenal since the start of the 2019-20 season.
The 24-year-old joined the Gunners on a one-season loan in July 2019, ending the campaign with two goals and two assists in 37 appearances across all competitions.
His performances earned him another one-season loan last summer, and although he has weighed in two assists in 31 appearances so far, Ceballos has continued to divide opinion among Arsenal fans.
The arrival of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid last summer continues to threaten the Spaniard’s future in the north London squad. It would not be surprising if they decided not to move permanently at the end of the campaign.
On the other hand, Odegaard could seal a permanent change if he continues to impress manager Mikel Arteta. Madrid will be happy to cash it as Zidane has no room for him in his starting XI.
The 22-year-old has only made 11 Premier League appearances and Europa League for Arsenal since arriving from Madrid in January but has already scored twice and is starting to form a great partnership with Emile Smith Rowe.
Odegaard played a huge role as Arteta claimed his first North London derby victory against Tottenham on Sunday, and the Arsenal boss will do everything to secure his signing next summer.
Madrid are more than keen to get rid of Bale, and with his deal expiring in the summer of 2022, they would be ready to let him go for a reduced price at the end of the campaign.
They might even be willing to let him go for free only to finally get him off their books, but it remains to be seen whether Spurs are willing to pay his £ 600,000 a week salary.
The 31-year-old has scored 10 goals and three assists in 25 games in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side, but he hasn’t done enough to become Tottenham’s best winner.
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