Transfer expert reports that Arsenal have agreed Odegaard transfer

Arsenal has reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the loan of Martin Odegaard until the end of the season.

The Gunners have been looking to sign a new creative midfielder this month after they allowed Mesut Ozil to leave for nothing.

Odegaard has struggled for a playing time in Madrid despite having a fine campaign while on loan at Real Sociedad last season.

He has asked to leave the club on loan this month and had several suitors.

Arsenal has, however, won the race for his signature, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Romano revealed that the Gunners have beaten Sociedad and Ajax to sign him after Mikel Arteta called to convince him to make the move to the Emirates.

He then revealed that the clubs have reached an agreement for him to spend the rest of this season on loan in London.

There is no option to sign him permanently, and Arsenal has agreed to pay his salary in full.

The Gunners also agreed to pay a £2.5m loan fee, and they have already scheduled his medical.

Odegaard hasn’t shown so much of his talents this season, but if he can replicate his last season form at the Emirates, then Arsenal might even break into the top four.

READ MORE: How much will Odegaard cost Arsenal? And which shirt number?

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  1. I still dont get this from a RM perspective when Ceballos is here. It would be like Arsenal loaning Balugon and Nketiah to the same team.

    I know Odegaard and Ceballos are not identical players but if Odegaard plays well, especially if Arteta can figure out how to play him and ESR at the same time, Ceballos will struggle to see much game time.

    1. I think it’s quite evident we won’t be signing Ceballos permanently. So he is here just to make numbers.

      Ödegaard however, if he does well..

  2. There’s some who are suggesting that Ceballos, or the team, are trying to find a way to have him go elsewhere during this window…I guess only time will tell…based on our current tactics Ode would impact ESR’s minutes much more so than Ceballos…maybe Arteta is finally going to take off the training wheels and start both ESR and Ode, then have Partey play deeper in a 4-1-4-1. with Auba up top(with the ability to roam)…probably wishful thinking, as nothing we’ve seen so far would suggest this sort of positive tactical change

    1. Not seeing it. Auba is much better as a winger unless we play the more fluid 4-3-3. Auba Saka Laca up front with ESR, ode, and Partey as mods sends the heart aflutter.

  3. I really wonder what the future holds for Martinelli, when you consider the pairings suggestions above. I hope we do not end up with a Seliba situation with Martinelli under Arteta reign. It would be sad to one day soon, see a wantaway Martinelli.

  4. Once again our transfer dealings have been poor.

    He is a good player, happy to see him at Arsenal. My concern is the circumstances around the Ts & Cs

    -If he comes in, we should send Cellabos back
    -Paying his full salary
    -No option to buy permanently

    This is a pure win for Real Madrid in my eyes:
    -He’s not part of their plans this season, his salary is now taken care of by us
    -If he does well, we have added value to a RM player to join their first team or be sold at higher value
    -RM are no obligated to give us 1st choice to buy if the player does well
    -If he does poorly, we suffer not RM

    We only benefit if he hits the ground running immediately and gels with the team, even then it’s only for a few months. If we try buy him after the 6 months, I can imagine RM will want a pretty penny for him.

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