Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos’ celebration against Real Betis has caused some confusion, making a return to the Andalusian club for the latter now seem ‘unlikely’.
Having been the star of last summer for Spain’s U21 side in Poland where they finished runners up in the European championships, Ceballos was quickly linked with a move to both Barcelona and Madrid.
The latter were quick to pursue a move and the 21-year-old moved to the Santiago Bernabeu from Real Betis for a fee believed to be in the region of €20m.
However, a lack of playing time has seen the midfielder make just two starts for Los Blancos and it is understood that a summer exit will be forced come the end of the season.
A whole host of Premier League sides have shown interest, whilst Italian side Roma have also been mentioned with interest.
However, it is former club Betis, who have been keen to bring him back, failing to agree a loan deal in January due to La Liga rules.
Ceballos, who was an unused sub against his former club on Sunday evening, however, was involved in a strange celebration after team-mate Asensio scored.
The pair hugged in joy after the the winger’s goal, leaving Betis fans to question Ceballos’ actions and ponder whether or not a potential return would happen.
Asensio has since said the goal was dedicated to his team-mate and friend.