Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard could finally join Arsenal permanently for €40million this month, according to reports. the attacking midfielder
Mikel Arteta’s side were handed a massive boost in their pursuit of the Norway captain after it was revealed that Carlo Ancelotti had not registered him in Madrid’s LaLiga squad for their first league match of the season, nor has he been given a shirt number.
Odegaard is unlikely to break into the starting 11 with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Isco, Dani Ceballos and Casemiro all appearing to be ahead of the Norwegian in Ancelotti’s pecking order.
The Gunners have been monitoring his situation all summer after he returned to Spain, and could now make their move with his future at the Santiago Bernabéu looking bleak.
According to El Confidencial, the 13-time European champions value Odegaard at €50m, but also say the ‘transfer could be closed’ for €40m.
Fabrizio Romano claim on Twitter that the north Londoners are preparing a bid for the 22-year-old:
“Arsenal are prepared to make a bid to sign Martin Ødegaard on a permanent deal. He’s always been Edu and Arteta’s priority as number 10.
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“Once Real Madrid gives the green light, Arsenal will submit the proposal.”
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