“You have to go to Arsenal” Premier League star reveals his advice to Odegaard

Everton’s Norwegian forward Joshua King has revealed that he told Martin Odegaard that he had to move to the Emirates when he heard that the Gunners wanted to sign the midfielder.

Odegaard moved to Arsenal in January and has been one of the best winter signings in the Premier League so far.

The midfielder had a fine spell on loan at Real Sociedad last season and returned to Real Madrid hoping to get more game time.

But he spent the first half of the campaign struggling to convince Zinedine Zidane to play him.

When the January transfer window reopened, he wanted to leave and had several suitors.

Arsenal had strong competition from his former loan team, Sociedad, but he ultimately decided to move to London.

King said when he first heard rumours that the Gunners wanted to sign the midfielder, he thought it was a no-brainer and he had to jump at the chance of playing at the Emirates.

King said via Norwegian outlet NRK: “When I saw the rumour about Arsenal, I sent him a message and said: “You have to go to Arsenal”. 

“He replied, “Are you sure? Are you sure?” – I was so sure. Arsenal’s style of play and Martin… I have friends who have played for Arsenal, and I know a little how the club is. In my head, I think it suited him well.”

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    1. Get him signed no matter what.

      Paying for him out right will be costly at £300m buyout clause he has at Madrid but if he wants to stay then another loan deal for a full season, same as Danny has just done for 2 seasons but with an obligation to buy.

      Martin apparently wants to stay with us and be somewhere permanently plus we suit his game perfectly & best of all will play every game he is available to at Arsenal in London in the Premier League… One Problem;

      He is a star and we are in transition, one way to make sure this happens.. getting back in UCL by winning the Europa league as he needs to be playing in Europe. We might not be able to offer that due to our Table position.

      Europa League win is a must to keep him here.

      We saw on Sunday that the midfield 3 for next season could well be Partey sitting in front of the back 4 with SmithRowe & Ødegaard in front feeding Saka (Laca), Pepe & Martinelli (Auba). Laca or Auba could be gone in the summer.

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