Arsenal are about signing Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid, according to reports.
The Gunners are in the market for an attacking midfielder in this transfer window.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, a deal for Odegaard to join Mikel Arteta's side on loan is very close.
The report also says everything indicates the Norway international’s “flight to London is about to take off”.
Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is also on loan from Real, recently spoke up about the 22-year-old's need for game time.
Ceballos said: “At Real Madrid, I needed to know that I would have equal opportunities. I was obsessed with playing again.
“I wasn't getting minutes, but I realised it was best to work and reverse the situation and be important [with another club].
“If I do this [go on loan], I'll play again. It couldn't have been any clearer.
“I can tell you what happened to me at Madrid.
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“I don't know exactly what will happen with Martin Odegaard, but it is obvious that any player who wants to succeed at Madrid is going to grab the opportunity he has.”
This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago