Arsenal close in on Martin Odegaard signing as Real Madrid star makes choice on future
The north Londoners are surrounding the marking of Odegaard who went through the half of last season in the Emirates.
The Gunners are set to make a conventional proposal for Odegaard after the Norwegian international revealed his desire to leave Madrid with the destination likely to be Arsenal.
Footballaudit.com uncovered in June that the north London club wants to sign Martin Odegaard after his short loan spell at the Emirates.
Edu and Arteta’s waitlist of players consists of Leicester City’s midfielder Maddison, whose asking fee could cost £60million in addition to additional agreement on add-ons which must be reached before the north Londoners can make any other move.
Those deals have been difficult to find this summer with Willock the solitary person to leave on a transfer, finishing his £25million move to Newcastle United on Friday.
Mikel Arteta affirmed towards the finish of last season that the club need to sign Martin Odegaard, after he made two assists and scored two goals in his five-month loan spell.
Talking on the last day of the period, Mikel Arteta said:
“We have an extremely clear and solid assessment on what we might want to do.
“He’s not our player. We’ll have conversations in the following not many weeks, yet as a matter of first importance we need to regard that he’s a Madrid player.
“We’ll have those correspondences. We’ve attempted to make all that we could to get Odegaard performing for the group, which I believe he’s finished.
“He has adjusted truly well to our method of playing and to our football. Ideally we have given him the expectation and the inclination this could be a decent spot for him.
“[Confident Martin Odegaard will stay?] I don’t have the foggiest idea. It’s not in our grasp, I don’t have the foggiest idea.”
Martin is probably not going to get customary game time under Ancelotti and the Norway commander will be ensured minutes added to his repertoire at the Emirates.
It’s not normal that Martin Odegaard will be a piece of the Madrid crew that plays away to La Liga club Alaves on Saturday night.
In the interim, the north Londoners are hoping to make more signings before deadline day on August 31.
A back-up for Leno is additionally needed with Barcelona’s Neto and Newcastle shot plug Freddie Woodman among the possible targets.
Bellerin’s future remaining parts questionable with the Gunners yet to offer the Spaniard another agreement, while any semblance of Torreira and Kolasinac could leave before the window closes.