Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has rubbished claims that he had a poor relationship with Dani Ceballos, which led to the Spanish international's move to Arsenal on a season-long.
The Frenchman has insisted the midfielder moved to get more playing time, and he considers him as a key member of the Los Blancos.
"No, it's not that I didn't get on with Ceballos. I think Dani needed to play a lot because he's an important player," Zidane told a news conference.
"It's true that at Madrid he has not had enough minutes, it's just about that. There are a lot of players here, a lot of competition. I wish him to play many games and do well," he added.
Ceballos joined Madrid from Real Betis in 2017 and shone for Spain in the Under-21 World Championships.
The midfielder has however struggled to nail down a spot in starting lineup at Madrid, playing 34 times last season.
He featured three times Under Zidane after his return to the club in March and will be eager to establish himself at Arsenal.
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