Haaland makes Real Madrid demand that could affect Arsenal

Arsenal is keen to keep Martin Odegaard beyond his current loan spell, but the Gunners could see that plan get scuppered if Erling Haaland joins Real Madrid.

The red-hot striker is national teammates with Odegaard and they are also very good friends.

Madrid wants to become Haaland’s next team with the Spanish side battling with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea to sign him.

With so many options for him to choose from, Haaland is set to make a special demand on the team that he would eventually join permanently.

Spanish Radio Station, Onda Cero claims that the striker has made a move to Madrid a priority and his entourage spoke to the Spanish giants recently.

Both parties discussed his transfer and his representatives told Los Blancos that he also wants to be a Galactico.

However, the striker also made a demand that concerns Arsenal as he told the Spanish side that he wants to be club teammates with Odegaard when he moves to Spain.

This means that Madrid would be forced to keep the Arsenal loanee next season if they are serious about signing Haaland.

Odegaard has enjoyed his time in London and could prefer a permanent stay in England, but he might also find the lure of playing with his friend too hard to resist.

Tags erling haaland Martin Odegaard

14 Comments

  1. Sean says:

    Oh no 😪

  2. Wyoming says:

    I suppose it’s possible having a fellow Norwegian could be part of Haaland moving to ‘drid deal. On the other hand RM will need to sell to buy and with Bale going back to ensure his final season half a mill p/w is collected means ‘drid may need to hock off Odegaard for as much as they can as well as Dani Ceballos. Where does that leave Arsenal? Depends what Madrid want for Odegaard. Depends who Arsenal can persuade to leave our club. But who will leave now Bellerin? Lacazette? Niles? knowing that a transfer fee will severely affect their salary whereas if they wait to leave on a free their salary will be greatly enhanced?
    So how do Arsenal raise the funds to buy any one if no one with any value want’s to leave?
    Tighten the belt and loan a LB and get by with Guendouzi Willock ESR as our number 10?
    Then there is Torreira and Saliba to sort.
    Some serious transfer nous and creative deals will be needed if the fans usual demand for a couple of high profile marquee signings are to be met.

  3. Declan says:

    OT…..Saka, Smith-Rowe, Luiz and Xhaka doubts for tomorrow.

  4. John Ibrahim says:

    Haaland at 135m …. City are afraid they maybe priced out

    However Arsenal fans want the club to pay every club and player whatever they wants…..

  5. DelusionalOptimist says:

    Auba to Real, Odegaard to Arsenal. Haaland to Arsenal if Dortmund let us spread payment…

  6. ozziegunner says:

    Haarland may well go for a lot less than €135 million, particularly to go to the Club he wants to be at. In the current financial situation there are few clubs able to come up with those funds.
    In the “old days” the ambitious Arsenal would have come up with the funds to put an Odegaard/Haarland package together, but those days are long gone.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      well in most fans world, there are no such things as financial crisis…

      pay them whatever they wants is the way to go for them

      keep getting a new billionaire owner to fund for unlimited spendings…

  7. David says:

    Only one option left.. sign Odegaard and promise him Haaland, buy Haaland.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 I like your thinking; fellow traveller. One can dream!

  8. Yossarian says:

    With Haaland upfront, Odegaard permanent, and a decent central midfielder to Partner, not too many injuries + better concentration from the beginning of matches Arsenal could make a serious title challenge.

    1. Yossarian says:

      *partner Partey

    2. jon fox says:

      YES, AND WITH A PROPER OWNER, ONE WHO GAVE A DAMN FOR THE CLUB HE OWNED, YOUR FANTASY MIGHT EVEN COME TRUE!

  9. jon fox says:

    Sorry , but I just do not buy into this oft discussed idea, which is that such and such a player NEEDS to have his buddy with him in the team.

    YES,IT IS NATURAL TO HAVE SPECIAL BUDDIES AMONG YOUR TEAMMATES ; ALL WELL AND NATURAL.

    But to extend that into thinking that not having your chosen buddy as a teammate will then become a deal breaker is, frankly, nonsense!
    Players are career minded and being so will go where their career is best served In that definition of “best served” go such considerations as money, chance of silverware – esp bigger honours, liking the country and/or city, climate, wives or partners being content, children too if applicable.

    BUT to imagine that other particular teammates come into serious consideration when making a move, is to fool yourself, bigtime.

    Teammates are simply mates or colleagues; you are not in love with them and you will not pine when they are not with you. This is why I reject this article as unrealistic!

    If you question this, please ask yourself if such things have much mattered to YOU, when making career decisions. If they have mattered, then you are in a tiny, tiny minority.
    Reality!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Yea, look at the positive impact Lacazette has on the performances of his “best friend” Aubameyang! He certainly is supporting Lacazette now and putting in for the team he captain’s.

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