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Carboni exclusive: Soler departure to Arsenal could allow Valencia move for Ceballos

Valencia legend Amedeo Carboni believes Carlos Soler's departure could make room for Dani Ceballos to join the club.

The 23-year-old came through Valencia's academy before making his first-team debut in 2016.

Soler has since made 149 appearances for his boyhood club, leading to interest from Europe's biggest clubs including Arsenal.

Los Che are preparing a massive clear-out of players this summer after the sacking of Albert Celades, but that does not include Soler, who has a €150m release clause in his contract.

That hasn't stopped interest in Soler and suitors believe they could sign him for a knockdown fee.

And much like his teammate Ferran Torres, Carboni believes Soler could stop the rumours by publicly declaring his commitment to Valencia.

He told "Carlos Soler together with Torres, Gaya and Lato are some of the best young players in the Spanish League and they are all from Valencia.

"Now, also for him, as for Torres, I hope that his opinion is the one that counts when deciding to stay or leave to play in another club."

However, Carboni added that Soler could be looking at a new experience after four years in the Valencia first-team.

And should the Spaniard depart, it could make way for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, who has spent this season on loan at Arsenal.

"It's a big responsibility and only he can have the answer, although I think a player can have a certain desire for new experiences.

"Dani Ceballos is another very interesting young player who may enter into the situation with Soler. Now, if he comes, I think someone from Valencia's midfield will have to leave and there is the interest of Arsenal for Soler…"

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