Arsenal could land two Real Madrid stars as the Spanish giants prepare a clear out

Arsenal could retain Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard permanently as a new report says Real Madrid is looking to cash in on their on-loan stars.

The Spanish giants have an army of players out on loan around Europe, with Arsenal having two of their talents on their books.

Los Merengues sold some of their stars who impressed out on loan in the last summer transfer window.

The money made from those sales helped them to survive the current harsh financial realities.

They are expected to cash in on some of them again and this time it is because they want to fund a move for Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe, according to AS.

Los Blancos want at least one of the two strikers and they know that both players are highly rated worldwide.

They don’t have all the money in the world and have looked at the value of selling some of their players.

Arsenal signed Ceballos on loan again in the summer after the Spaniard impressed them in the last campaign.

Odegaard joined him in the last transfer window and both players have been doing well for Mikel Arteta’s side.

The Gunners remain keen on keeping Odegaard beyond his current loan spell and this development will be good music to their ears.

Tags Dani Ceballos Martin Odegaard


  1. jon fox says:

    I’d suggest most Gooners do not think Ceballos should stay. I dont think he should or that he will stay.

    No mentionof fees wanted by RM for Odegaard and THAT is the factor that most matters, though was left unmentioned, as no one yet knows.

    I think Odegaard wants to stay, where he will play and not warm RM’s bench.

    1. chris says:

      Agreed – no Ceballos.

      As for Oegard … I fear RM will ask too much ?

  2. Dan kit says:

    I would personally send them both back and go all in for Hazard ,he’s had injuries all season but if he could get back fit I would welcome him here no problem ,he’s supposedly unhappy there so you never know

    1. Argooner says:

      That’s a mighty big if to risk the kind of fee he would demand. If it didn’t work out Arteta and Edu would get absolutely slaughtered, and rightly so.

      1. Dan kit says:

        That’s the difference between also runs and contenders ,massive gamble but one I want to see this club take not loan players who are here to just make the numbers up .
        It won’t happen anyway as we all know our club as no ambition,so we will probably see Ceballos running out for us again next season ,big sigh ….

        1. Argooner says:

          I’m all for ambition, but Hazard would be a huge risk that isn’t worth taking. Imagine he signs and instantly gets inured, there would be uproar. Us fans complain constantly about signing injury-prone players, so how could we justify signing someone like Hazard?
          Moreover from what I’ve read he isn’t unhappy at Madrid perse, there are question marks over his leadership qualities and ability to handle pressure. At Chelsea he was given pretty much free reign to do as he wished, whereas much more is expected of him now. Again, do we really need another player like that?

    2. ozziegunner says:

      Glad Dan kit is not involved in transfers. It is bad enough at the moment.
      Cellabos is Spanish and still has his heart set on Real Madrid, or else another Spanish club, due to his international ambitions.
      Odegaard is already captain of Norway, so his international place is established. He wants first team football, is happy in London at Arsenal and Real Madrid need to sell players. He should be Arsenal’s priority. Arsenal need to be selective in the ACM they take, because they have to nurture Emile Smith Rowe and offer opportunities to Academy players to show whether they are good enough to step up to the first team.

      1. Dan kit says:

        Cheers for that mate
        Would probably still do a better job on the transfer front than your best mate Emery though

  3. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    Ode’s transfer potential is clearly directly tied to Real’s asking price, whereas Dani simply needs to go at season’s end without any possibility of returning at some future date

  4. ken1945 says:

    The phrasing of this article seems to indicate that The Arsenal have NO money problems…. so if the club does want to sign either /or, are we expecting Stanley to open up his wallet?

    OT… Just been reading that Dangote has suffered awful losses with regards to his fortune so much so that the “experts” reporting on this, say that any chance of him buying out Stanley have been seriously affected.

    1. Phil says:

      Ken, I just never really bought into this whole Dangote buy-out. If he really wanted to buy the Club then buy it. When the Club is sold, and I firmly believe it will be in the next 2-3 seasons, I cannot look further than a middle-eastern company or country. It’s where the money really is and let’s face it, £2b is never going to be refused by Kronke, especially in these current financially uncertain time. We have very strong links with the entire Emirates brand, and that is where the money is.
      I was once told a very interesting saying about Nigerians and business, and that is “ They never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity “. I’ve a feeling this ship has long since passed

      1. ken1945 says:

        I tend to agree with you Phil, perhaps your influence with said middle east countries might help?!?!

        1. ozziegunner says:

          👍 👍 Anybody friendly with any oil Sheiks?
          I wish I had kept in contact with some of the Civil Engineering student friends from Malaysia, Borneo and Brunei, I went to University with in the 70’s.

          1. ken1945 says:

            Phil’s our man, ozziegunner, or I COULD auction off my lucky red Y fronts that would hold vast sums of money!!!

  5. guy says:

    I can see some plot holes here. Haaland is being courted by Real and Barcelona. I imagine that a big part of any “Real Appeal” would be the chance to play alongside his good friend and captain Odegaard. What would NOT impress him is knowing that Odo, who had previously been refused Real game time, has been sold to get him. Especially if it’s true that Odo stated he sees his long term future at Real. If I was Haaland I’d be pretty hacked off with that shoddy treatment of Odegaard, mistrust Real’s treatment of their players and opt for Barca.

    Unfortunately as we feared, we have become victims of our own success in reintegrating Odegaard back into football royalty (and proving at the same time incidentally that any injury or fitness fears were unfounded). Not only will every man and his dog want him, meaning the world is his oyster if he is released, but also his sale price will rise considerably, as elite players consistently guaranteeing top performances week in week out are the few that retain close to market value despite covid.

    With Kroenke at the reins I see little chance of us getting him, whether or not we make Europe, and regardless of the fact that Odegaard has quickly developed a strong affinity for the Club. I pray that I’m wrong but I fear I am not, and therefore intend to cherish watching him for the rest of this season.

  6. Phil says:

    @Guy- this is one transfer that will be decided solely on who has the biggest purse strings and deepest pockets. I just cannot look past the fact Aguero is going, and Citeh need a proven striker to replace him. His dad played for the club, and Citeh have the money to pay whatever fee is demanded and wages to boot. Who else, other than PSG can say the same re finances? Real and Barca are both plotless, and PSG will find it cheaper and easier to keep hold of Mpappe and Neymar and add some quality to what they already have.
    Could be wrong, just don’t believe I am

    1. guy says:

      I hope you are right Phil, but we both know that Barca and Real have been potless for years, and it has never yet stopped them getting a player if the want them badly enough.

    2. ozziegunner says:

      Phil, I agree with your assessment. With regard to Martin Odegaard, money is only party of the equation, given he is already a rich young man. He appears very level headed and probably has the first Norwegian krone and Euros he ever earnt. He will want playing time and to be happy in his professional and personal life.

  7. ken1945 says:

    Phils thoughts regarding Odegaard, has been the story behind our club ever since I can remember.

    When it wasn’t manure, it was Chelsea and then City… plus our own dealings in the transfer market being less than the best.
    This is one time that I think those of us who have supported the club for decades are more likely to be resigned to being outbid by these clubs.
    Which makes it so much more infuriating, when we are owned by one of the richest men in the world.

    1. guy says:

      Ken, I’m starting to believe it may all be a big typing error.
      Is it possible that in reality we are actually owned by The Krankies?

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  8. Goonerbeall says:

    Can we stop buying rejects of other clubs and try finding own players fitting our needs. Ceballos a d other loans should return to their clubs. We need a better midfielder who is strong and confident.

    1. guy says:

      No, Beall. Where’s the fun in that?

    2. ozziegunner says:

      Goonerbeall, Odegaard is only a “reject” of Zidane’s Real Madrid. Take a look at their experienced international midfield. At 22 he is captain of Norway, and has shown in his loan spells that he is the “real deal”. Arsenal should try to buy him, provided the transfer fee is realistic.

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