Real Madrid capture Real Betis midfielder Ceballos

Madrid, July 14 (IANS) Real Madrid on Friday announced that Real Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos has signed a six-year contract with the record European football champions.

The 20-year-old Ceballos grabbed interest from several leading European clubs after he won the Player of the Tournament award as Spain reached the European Under-21 Championship final in June.

Real Madrid will reportedly pay 17 million euros ($19.40 million) — more than his 15 million euros ($17.12 million) release clause — to beat competition.

Ceballos will join the team on their pre-season tour of the United States, according to a Real Madrid statement.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *