After the exit of both Mesut Ozil and Sokratis, Arsenal have freed up some funds to make some much-needed reinforcements. According to Paul Gilmour of Sky Sports, those freed-up funds could be spent on bringing Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard in on loan.
The 22-year-old creative midfielder excelled on loan at Real Sociedad last season but has since failed to impress back at the Bernabeu. As per Gilmour, the out-of-favour Odegaard could be on his way to Arsenal- who are among several clubs to have made an approach.
Martin Odegaard Approach Made by Arsenal
With Ozil now gone, the need for a new number ten at the Emirates has become apparent. The German, who failed to feature all season, is set to swap London for Turkey in a free deal to Fenerbahce.
The move frees up funds for Arteta to spend on reinforcements with Odegaard potentially among those.
And, although Emile Smith Rowe’s emergence has silenced critics of Arsenal’s creativity, the need for that added class is there for all to see; something Odegaard could offer in abundance.
There will undoubtedly be plenty of competition for the young Norwegian, however, with his ability to pick the perfect pass shown throughout his spell at Sociedad.
Odegaard Needs First-Team Football
Having made just ten first-team appearances this season at Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane has reportedly sanctioned a loan move for Odegaard, who has previously flourished elsewhere.
As reported by David Ornstein, Real Sociedad, who the Norwegian scored seven goals and assisted a further nine for last season, are among the clubs interested in taking the Madrid youngster on loan again.
Either way, wherever he does end up, Odegaard will add the spark of creativity and class. As for Real Madrid, should they continue to shut out the midfielder, a permanent exit could be on the cards.
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