Dani Ceballos has asked Real Madrid to allow him to return to his former club Real Betis this summer.
As per El Mundo Deportivo, the central midfielder – who spent last season on loan at Arsenal – has decided he wants to return to the Seville-based club this summer.
Ceballos came through the youth system at Betis and swiftly established himself as a first-team star before his switch to Madrid in 2017.
However, he has now decided he wants to return to his boyhood club and the main issue now is Betis clearing their salary bill in order to fund a deal.
Now coached by Manuel Pellegrini, Betis have signed defender Martin Montoya from Brighton but Zou Feddal, Antonio Barragan and Javi Garcia have all left Los Verdiblancos.