Real Madrid’s plans for Odegaard makes Arsenal stay impossible

Arsenal can forget about keeping Martin Odegaard beyond this campaign if the latest report from Spain is true.

The Gunners signed the Norwegian from Real Madrid on loan for the rest of this season in the last transfer window.

Although not every fan expected him to fit in well at the club, he has defied the odds to become a key member of Mikel Arteta’s team.

The Spanish manager has trusted him and he hasn’t disappointed, now the Gunners want him for keeps.

They would also appreciate it if they can sign him on loan for next season, but even that won’t be possible.

AS says Madrid has watched him perform well outside the club again, just as he did at Real Sociedad last season.

They now intend to make him a key member of their team when he returns to Bernabeu in the summer.

The report says Arsenal’s bid to keep him beyond this campaign will end in disappointment because Madrid want to start refreshing their squad and they see him as the best replacement for the ageing Luka Modric.

This would be a big blow to Arsenal’s transfer plans and it means they will have to identify another creative midfielder to sign.

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5 Comments

  1. ozziegunner says:

    Always the risk with a loan, without an option to buy, because the player is contracted to the loaning club.
    Real Madrid are after Odegaard’s Norwegian team mate Haarland, so they will want to keep him as “bait”.
    If they don’t have the money to buy Haarland, their financial situation may force RM to sell Odegaard.

  2. Pco says:

    Not a problem. We have Esr and looking at how Wilock has got on at Newcastle he deserves another shot in our midfield. I was one of his biggest critics but if a player goes on loan and makes as big an impact on the team then what else does he have to do to get another chance at his parent club? We need to put our financial resources in the right areas. Replacements for xhaka ceballos bellerin laca backup for tierney. Odegaard is a good player but we have our own players that can and should be playing in his position.
    WE HAVE LIMITED MONEY SO SPEND IT IN THE MOST IMPORTANT AREAS!

  3. RSH says:

    Not worth all the hassle perhaps. Too bad I dont feel good about our scouting either. We’ll need more than just ESR for next season…

  4. SueP says:

    Well, if he goes back to Madrid I shall miss that brooding photo of him. Makes me wish I was 20 again – several times over too!

  5. Opeyemi says:

    Let foget on what is not belong to us and Start to help the situation of ESR to build up.
    That is our greelish and am very the guy is capable.

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