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New Real Star: Why I Snubbed Barca & Co.

New Real Madrid Star: Why I Snubbed FC Barcelona & Company

By David Kappel - Jul 21, 2017 11:52 AM @kappilinho

Real Madrid recently beat FC Barcelona to one of their targets in this window, and the new Los Blancos star has now revealed why he snubbed the Catalan giants and other interested clubs.

Read: Reports: Messi Wants This Player To Replace Neymar At Barca

Dani Ceballos, who was named the Player of the Tournament at the recent U21 Euros, was presented as Real player on Thursday.

The 20-year-old was also targeted by Barca, as was made public by his former club Real Betis' vice president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer, and Ceballos has now explained why he chose Zinedine Zidane's side.

"I told my agent that I only wanted to negotiate with Real Madrid, and today I'm where I wanted to be," he said at his unveiling, according to Real’s official website.

"I'm very proud to be pulling on this shirt. I'm coming to the best club of all time, which right now is the best in the world.

"I'm going to work every waking moment to show that I've come into a family and a team that wants to win everything."

Ceballos, who will wear the No. 24 shirt at the Santiago Bernabeu, also explained that Los Blancos coach Zidane played an important role in his decision.

"It was a factor in coming here," he added.

"He's been my idol since I was young, I used to watch him play, and to think a legend for Real Madrid and the French national team is going to be my coach is a real honour.

"I'm sure I'll learn a lot from him and it'll make me a better player."

Read: Brothers Who Are Not As Talented As Their Siblings

Ceballos, who is said to have cost €17 million (R257 million), is Real's second signing in this window, following the arrival of Theo Hernandez.

What do you make of Real's transfer business so far? Have your say in the comments section below.


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swalala Joined: 08 Apr 2013
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swalala Jul 21, 2017 07:15 PM
But I dnt find a reason why he snub Barca in this article
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND2 Joined: 19 Dec 2016
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND2 Jul 21, 2017 06:20 PM
"I'm very proud to be pulling on this shirt. I'm coming to the best club of all time, which right now is the best in the world...............roger that.
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Nelson-barça/kby Jul 21, 2017 06:06 PM
@Soni_Jx,talking about Madrid n Barcelona it's the only thing you know in football?shame on you bloody mampara
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Soni_JX Jul 21, 2017 05:55 PM
All of them combined including the COWtalona idiots......ROYAL MADRID is the FOOTBALLING INSTITUTION OF CENTURY.
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Soni_JX Jul 21, 2017 05:53 PM
Some second fiddle idiots are gonna get seriously hurt by the views of this boy. I am loughing the loudest.
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MacG* Jul 21, 2017 05:25 PM
This boy wanted to play for the laliga champs... the best team (Real Madrid) in Europe... the best in the world. Hala Madrid!! MADRID MADRID
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Shepherd Mtetwa Jul 21, 2017 04:09 PM
He said he want to learn from the best midfielders Modric & Kroos. HALA MADRID
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Golden Boots Jul 21, 2017 03:15 PM
Who cares about all this bullcrap!?
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m3nga's Jul 21, 2017 03:12 PM
there waz a lot to learn from messi..
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Jul 21, 2017 02:59 PM
I see nowhere in the boy's comments where he mentioned BarCow but cowditor is using BarCow's name to seek attention. Nxa
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Leno_1389 Jul 21, 2017 02:54 PM
Welcome home
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Lesimola4bucs Jul 21, 2017 01:53 PM
Good choice boy
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Tumza086 Jul 21, 2017 12:37 PM
Big mistake by revealing dat u only wanted to play for Madrid only,make sure u hide when barca comes to Santiago bernabau bcos messi co are going to make u feel wrath of barcelona, neymar is gonna take to the cleaners boy I don't even want to mention messi with the ball at his feet
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King of them ALL (Kπ¤$!) Vl Jul 21, 2017 12:27 PM
talking like u know CR7 in person nxa blooodyyyyy moronnnnn #kingJ
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khaydoman Jul 21, 2017 12:23 PM
Smart choice boy and good luck
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m3nga's Jul 21, 2017 12:10 PM
we don't care...go and see how ronaldo treat his players..

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