Ceballos agrees to join Real Madrid

Spain's U21 star Dani Ceballos Spain's U21 star Dani Ceballos

Spain’s U21 star Dani Ceballos has agreed to join European champions Real Madrid, according to Real Betis chairman Angel Haro.

The 20-year-old midfielder starred as part of the Spain team that reached the final of the European U21 Championship in Poland last month, where he was named player of the tournament.

Ceballos was also linked to Barcelona, but Madrid appear to have beaten their rivals to get their man, with Haro confirming his club are in talks with the La Liga champions to bring the transfer to a conclusion.

“Dani has rejected our offer to extend his contract with Betis, and Real Madrid have told us that he has an agreement with them,” he said.

“Both clubs are talking, in hours or days we will have news.”

Madrid are reportedly eyeing a deal worth in the region of €18-million for Ceballos, who is expected to sign a six-year contract.