After returning to Real Madrid after a loan spell with Arsenal, Martin Odegaard has made efforts to assert himself in the pre-season pre-season. However, under Carlo Ancelotti it is clear that the Norwegian midfielder is only considered redundant. After the decision was made by the Italian strategist, choosing to continue sticking with Arsenal is a possible option for Odegaard.
The London Gunners have also made no secret of their intention to increase creativity for the attack with rookies this summer and are said to have contacted Leicester City about the case of midfielder James Maddison.
Fabrizio Romano confirms Real Madrid sold Odegaard to Arsenal
And since Real turned black and green for Odegaard to leave, negotiations between them with Arsenal took place quickly. This will be a deal that will delight many Gunners fans, especially those impressed by Odegaard’s talent.
In the latest developments, journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Real have confirmed the sale of Odegaard to Arsenal. Accordingly, the transfer fee falls to about 40 million euros. Arsenal and Odegaard have also reached a personal agreement on a five-year contract. Romano also insists Odegaard has remained a top transfer target for directors Edu and Mikel Arteta since June.
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On the side of Real Madrid, they also previously transferred the number 21 of the Norwegian midfielder to Rodrygo this summer. This is a move that shows that Odegaard has no future at Los Blancos.
Arteta will certainly also feel extremely happy to be reunited with his former student at the Emirates. At the end of last season, when asked about the possibility of Odegaard returning to Arsenal, Arteta said: “We have tried to do all we can to give Odegaard the best performances. And I think he is. Odegaard has adapted very well to our game and our football. Hopefully we have given Odegaard hope and the feeling that this is a great environment for him.”
Martin Odegaard decided to end his journey at Real Madrid
And Arteta’s faith was rewarded by Odegaard when the midfielder decided to choose Arsenal as the next stop in his career. Odegaard’s task will be none other than with his teacher to revive a weary Arsenal after the 0-2 loss to Brentford in the opening match of the Premier League 2021/22.