Martin Odegaard is reportedly set to push for a permanent move to Arsenal if current Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is still with the club in the summer.
The Arsenal’s on-loan midfielder joined Real Madrid in 2015 after making a £2.53m switch from Norwegian side Stromsgodset IF, as per Transfermarkt.
Despite joining the Spanish giants six-years ago and after arriving as one of Europe’s most highly-rated prospects, the 22-year-old has struggled to impress at the Santiago Bernabeu.
After featuring in just 11 senior first-team matches for Real Madrid in all competitions, the young Norwegian’s most recent loan move saw him shipped off to join Mikel Arteta’s Gunners in the Premier League.
Odegaard’s loan at the Emirates will see him stay until the summer, however, the youngster could be set to try and make his switch permanent.
According to a recent report from Eurosport, Odegaard will push to make his Gunners’ switch a permanent transfer should Zidane remain at the Los Blancos helm in the summer.
It has been claimed that Odegaard does not want to return to Madrid if Zidane is still Real Madrid’s boss when the midfielder’s loan spell ends, with Arteta more than happy to secure his services on a permanent basis.
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