Real Madrid hoping to sell Arsenal target to raise funds for Mbappe

Arsenal has been given some hope in their bid to sign Martin Odegaard as Real Madrid looks for funds to add Kylian Mbappe to their squad this summer.

The Frenchman has long wanted to be a Madrid player and the Spanish club is also looking to add him to their squad.

It had been expected that he would join them on a free transfer next summer, but Le Parisien says Carlo Ancelotti has asked Los Blancos to sign him now.

They need funds with the report claiming that PSG is expecting an offer of around £100 million from them soon.

They are now desperate to offload some of their players and they see Arsenal target, Odegaard, as one option they can make money from.

The report claims that they expect to make £30 million from offloading the Norwegian.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at the Emirates and he was in fine form as Arsenal struggled to finish the campaign in the European places.

Arsenal has remained interested in a move for him and after selling Joe Willock to Newcastle United, they have the money to sign him permanently.

Odegaard has always wanted to make a name for himself at Madrid, but he might be forced to accept that will never happen and move to the Emirates.

Tags Kylian Mbappe Martin Odegaard

19 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    For once it looks like we hold the cards on this one. Low ball RM with a take it or leave it offer.

    If they refuse, we simply move on to a better target.

    Knowing Arteta and Edu, they’ll probably offer 10mil more than what RM are asking with a $1 buy back clause.

    1. Wes says:

      Come on man dont sell Edu & Arteta short, am pretty sure he will go back to madrid after 2 seasons for free

    2. Prince says:

      Damn right bro, that’s how you negotiate.

  2. fairfan says:

    Even in these cash strapped debt ridden post Covid days big clubs still have to by a mega marque player to placate the fans. Chelsea and Lukaku. United with Sancho and Varane City after Kane. PSG and Messi and so Mbappe and Real Madrid.
    But to buy these Mega clubs have to offload players and Odegaard valued at 50mill two seasons ago could fall in our lap for just north of 30 mill.
    23, loyal, low maintenance consistent with good resale he fits the profile of the new Arsenal player perfectly and has already had time at the club.
    Seems odds on.

  3. OnceGreat says:

    What a great way for Fraudteta to finish his Arsenal career – sign a player that can help the club and then quit to help the club further by leaving room for an actual manager who could actually achieve something more than a top 8-top 20 finish.

  4. 03 gooner says:

    Odegaard alone won’t add enough creativity but add Aouar as well would be much better

    1. Dacoster says:

      03 Gunner u are right,will need aouar. me am not comfortable with only odegard let’s forget maddison the price is too high.they should also sign a proper right back in d person of max Aaron.

    2. Skills1000 says:

      @ 03 gooner. I have said it countless times on this platform. We need 2 more creative midfielders and a winger who can also play as a CF.

      As a matter of fact, we need a complete midfield overhaul. Arteta is destroying this club.. he has no clue.

      We need 3 signings AND A NEW MANAGER

      Aouar
      Odegaard
      Pedro Neto.

      Conte/Zidane

      1. Websurfer says:

        Conte/Zidane? I think Arteta should have 1 full season to prove his worth. That’s a fair chance.

    3. Adajim says:

      In my opinion the top of our priority after backup GK is a reliable Rb, as I have view Arteta tactics doesn’t rely on no 10 or fancy CAM. Ode is a good one to compete with ESR , a reliable Rb as good as KT is a must, and if we could get in a proper CF which is good aerially that will solve lots of issues but without those Arteta is just joking with his job.

      If the report of Xhaka contract is true, I will be very very disappointed In Edu

    4. Prince says:

      Aouar’s overrated. Today’s performance at Angers was poor. We need an infusion of technique, craft and guile to this team though, it’s not like watching Arsenal anymore.

    5. Don says:

      Odegaard didn’t exactly set the world alight last time. There is a reason that nonody else is in for him. Once again Arsenal are shopping at Aldi and Lidl. The big clubs are at M&S and Waitrose

    6. RSH says:

      none of these players are going to change our fortunes if we’re being honest. Odegaard doesn’t have the energy and desire required in EPL and is too passive. Aouar has been wildly inconsistent the past year and his star has really fallen. Dont see how coming to a club so low on confidence would change things for him. Lyon just have better midfielders too for me to care much about Aouar.

  5. Websurfer says:

    Insted of Odegaard:
    In this price bracket I have long wanted Arsenal go for Piotr Zielinski, a very dynamic, powerfull goalscoring midfielder.

  6. Prince says:

    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is like the Italian Daniel Levy He wouldn’t let him go on the cheap. I like the look of Zielinski’s team Elmas, I think he has great potential and a similar style to Rosicky one of my favourites!

  7. Andrew Elder says:

    £100m for Mbappe??? Anyway why would he go to bankrupt RM when Messi’s just arrived at PSG?

  8. Ayoeverywhere05 says:

    ARTETA should bring ORdegaard and problem solve simple

  9. JW says:

    Lets hope the Board get rid of Arteta and Edu before they make yet another stupid decision and bring in Odegaard.

    He is another cutsey type player, but I do not think he is robust enough to be an EPL midfielder.

    Ask yourselves, In which of last seasons top six teams’ midfield would he get into?

    Remember, these are the teams we hope to compete with.

  10. gunnerforlife says:

    Koopmeiners is a better prospect than Odegaard. Arsenal must go after him and get him, a very good goal scoring midfielder.

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