Arsenal has been dealing with creative issues throughout the ongoing season and has long been rumored to be in the market for an attack-minded midfielder. That demand is almost on the verge of being fulfilled.
Norwich City midfielder Emiliano Buendia was one of the names linked with a move to London most strongly, but that attention has now subsided. Arsenal is now set to complete the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard on a loan deal till the end of the season.
The Norwegian wonderkid has been spending a lot of time on the Real Madrid bench, and asked to leave the club this week in order to get more playing time, which is essential to a talented young player, 22 years old.
Italian transfer insider Fabrizio Romano covered the issue on his social media handles, saying that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had personally had a word with the player, and that Odegaard needs some time to make up his mind.
The move is nearing the famous “here we go” territory, which, for those unfamiliar with Romano’s work, means that the transfer is as good as done and will surely be announced by the club in the next few days.
Odegaard’s last loan club, Real Sociedad, was in advanced negotiations with Real Madrid, but the youngster has decided to give priority to the move to England. The next few weeks will be key in determining the future of this rumored deal.