According to the largely recognized journalist Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal would be willing to offer to sign Martin Odegaard on a permanent basis if they gain approval from Spanish giants Real Madrid. During the last season, the Norwegian midfielder spent the second half of the season on loan at Arsenal. He ended up making a positive impression during his short spell, scoring two goals and two assists in 20 appearances.
The left-footer took a while to adjust to the league’s physicality and tempo. However, after a while, he quickly put in a streak of outstanding performances whenever he featured. Aside from his goal contributions, he created other opportunities. It’s unsurprising that the Gunners are avidly hoping for a long-term contract with the midfielder. If Los Blancos decide to split ways with the playmaker, the London club will be ready to make a trade.
Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta stated that he would like to keep Odegaard since he had a beneficial impact on the Gunners in the second half of the season. He has two years left on his contract, and if he is not guaranteed consistent playing time, he may contemplate leaving Los Blancos. He has spoken openly about the importance of stability and progress in his career. This is where Arsenal come in. The Gunners are capable of providing him with that opportunity.
Transfermarkt estimates his worth at roughly €40 million. It’ll be interesting to see whether the Gunners can entice him in the final days of the transfer window. The club is keeping its options open for the creative midfield post, and James Maddison of Leicester City has recently been linked with the position. Maddison is worth €82 million. In comparison to Odegaard, he is a genuine goal contributor, but his price tag could be a huge stumbling barrier.