Ceballos joins Real Madrid from Betis on six-year contract

Official: Real Sign Barca Target

Official: Real Sign Barca Target

Both they and Real Betis confirmed the news on Friday morning that the young Spanish midfielder had signed a contract for six years in the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid had an off field contest against arch-rivals Barcelona for Cabellos, but the Madrid based club has succeeded in their attempts to lure the midfielder to Santiago Bernabeu.

The 20-year-old Andalucian will be formally presented on the Bernabeu pitch on Thursday 20th July, followed by the usual formalities of facing the media in the press room.

Ceballos will join up with Spain under-21 teammate Jesus Vallejo, who has recently returned to Real from a loan spell at Eintracht Frankfurt, and winger Marco Asensio, who had an impressive first full campaign last season scoring in the 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final.

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Real Madrid began their United States (US) pre-season tour against Manchester United on July 23 at Levi's stadium in Santa Clara.

Real Madrid will reportedly pay 17 million euros ($19.40 million) - more than his 15 million euros ($17.12 million) release clause - to beat competition.

Ceballos, who FC Barcelona was also interested in, signed a six-year contract at Real and joined the club for a reported fee of €18 million, becoming Zinedine Zidane's second signing after Theo Hernandez.

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