See how much Arsenal will pay for Odegaard and their purchase options

Arsenal will pay a loan fee of £2 million to Real Madrid for the signature of Martin Odegaard as the Norwegian closes in on a transfer to the Emirates this month.

Arsenal is looking to strengthen their squad this month ahead of the second half of the season as they look to secure European football again.

Odegaard was one of the best midfielders in Spain last season when he was on loan at Real Sociedad, however, his return to Madrid saw him see less action in the first half of this campaign.

Sun Sports says Arsenal has already paid Madrid £4 million for the capture of Dani Ceballos and will have to pay another fee for Odegaard.

The Norwegian’s move, however, doesn’t include an option or obligation to buy as the Spaniards try to avoid shooting themselves in the foot.

Even though he has struggled to earn a place in Zinedine Zidane’s team, Madrid believes that the former Sociedad loanee has a bright future in the game and they only want him to join Arsenal because of playing time.

The report adds that he is being brought in as a backup to Emile Smith Rowe after Arsenal allowed Mesut Ozil to leave the club.

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  1. Waste of time and money then,he could have a barnstorming half season and then Arsenal will be left with yet another position to fill again,back to square one imo.

    1. Not a waste of time if he has an awesome 6 months for us and pushed up the table. If we like him enough we can make an offer. We get 6 months to work out if he’s worth it. Mentality ability and Workethic can all be properly assessed in a way they can’t be making a signing out the blue.

  2. If they want to do this deal they need to hurry up, as I hear Zidannes job is on the line. A new manager may not want to loan him out.

  3. If the rumours are true that RM want Aouar then Odegaard could be available in the summer. This could give us a six month test drive and put is at the front of the queue for his signature.

  4. I don’t think odegaard is the solution for current crisis. We need somone with PL experience who can adapt quickly and contribute. We need a creative midfielder that would sort out things

  5. Watch the videos Apac – he’s a class act and will succeed anywhere. I can’t see any risk there. Similar to (although currently better than) ESR but sufficiently different to mean they could play together. He works hard, has good control, very attack minded, but most of all his vision and passing are great. Whereas ESR favours through balls from around the box, Odegaard is accurate from further out. He also takes people on..
    ESR can’t play every one of the 25 odd games left. 12-13 each will keep them both happy if alternating, or play both in some games. £2m to keep Willian off the pitch? £2m to get us into the top 6? £2m to ensure we always have a no 10 available? £2m to create an affinity towards a future purchase with one of Europe’s brightest prospects?
    A bargain

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