The reason why Dani Ceballos chose Real Madrid move over Barcelona

The battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona is not only reserved to the pitch and El Clasico, it extends to the players they chase, too.

If you hadn’t heard of the name Dani Ceballos before the Under-21 European Championships in Poland, you certainly will have now.

The 20-year-old midfielder impressed throughout the finals for his native Spain and wowed fans with his agility and skill as he glided through rival midfields.

Ceballos was a standout performer for Betis last term and has been since making his first team debut aged 17 back in 2014.

But after his stellar display this summer, it was clear that the skillful playmaker was destined for bigger things and they don’t come much bigger than Real Madrid or Barcelona.