Norwegian Midfielder Martin Odegaard Looks Set To Rejoin Arsenal

As per almost all the major sports media outlets it looks like Martin Odegaard will be returning back to Arsenal. Arsenal are closing in on a deal worth around  £30m for Real Madrid midfielder & Norway’s International Team captain. Personal terms are yet to be finalised but no issues are expected and Arsenal are now confident of sealing an agreement once the finer details of the fee are determined. Odegaard spent the second half of last season on loan at Arsenal, making 20 appearances and scoring twice in all competitions, but initially returned to Spain hoping to force hie way into Madrid’s first team.

However, Carlo Ancelotti replaced Zinedine Zidane as head coach and Odegaard was subsequently told he faced a fight for regular action this season. The key breakthrough was Madrid’s decision earlier this month to drop their asking price from €60m to €45m. The 22-year-old did not train with the main squad on Tuesday and Ødegaard could feature for the Gunners as soon as against Chelsea this weekend. There is still work to be done to fully complete the transfer. He has bounced around on loan for several seasons since joining the club in 2015. He’s featured in just 11 matches for Real Madrid across all competitions, with most of these coming after his loan recall from Real Sociedad at the start of the 2020-21 season.

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