The January transfer for Arsenal has been a busy one according to sports sources. Real Madrid teenage midfielder is reportedly flying to. London to complete a loan move.
Arsenal to sign Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid
The gunners have concluded talks with the Los Blanco hierarchy to bring Martin Odegaard to the emirates on a six-month loan.
According to sports sources close to both clubs, the 21—year old is expected to fly to London to complete the transfer and will undergo a medical on Tuesday morning.
Reports have it that Odegaard will jet into the country this week and is exempted from quarantine procedures. He will immediately team up with his teammates and is expected to join the first team. Arsenal hopes to wrap up talks with the Spanish league champions on Sunday evening. Odegaard has talked with the gunners’ Gaffer, Mikel Arteta to discuss his position and plans for him and decide if he will fit into the arsenal structure.
Madrid favors Arsenal move over real Sociedad
Real Madrid is understood to prefer their star to join the Gunners ahead of the fellow Spanish club, Real Sociedad. It is expected that Arsenal will cough out about £2.2 million in loan fees and the gunners will pay the midfielder salary.
In recent times, Martin Odegaard has not been considered by the Zinedine Zidane team and has been a fringe player for a long time. Arsenal now has in Odegaard one of the world’s finest midfield maestri and will add flair to an Arsenal team that is just picking form. Odegaard will join fellow Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos who is in Arsenal’s team.
Both players are midfielders who will try to impress in their loan stints to get into the Spanish national team. This capture means another foreign player for the gunners and the gunners will need to reduce the quota of foreign players in the first team.