Martin Ødergaard will permanently move to Arsenal Football Club, according to Italian football journalist and transfer insider, Fabrizio Romano.
Martin Ødegaard to Arsenal, here we go and deal confirmed! Permanent move – bit less than €40m to Real Madrid. Personal terms already agreed on five years contract. 🇳🇴 #AFC
Edu and Arteta wanted Ødegaard as only priority since June, strategy was correct… and now, done deal. pic.twitter.com/2LCaiEiKD0
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2021
Romano has given the details regarding the deal too: the Norwegian player was bought for less than €40 million from Spanish giants, Real Madrid. The player already agreed to personal terms and it will be a five-year contract. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta and director of football, Edu Gaspar have wanted Ødergaard since June and now, it’s a done deal.
Arsenal, after their 2-0 loss to Brentford, are desperately looking for some positive news which can cheer the fans up and this may do that job, before their match against fellow London rivals, Chelsea FC.
Martin Ødergaard was considered one of the most promising players in the world when he was part of the Real Madrid Castilla team in 2015. He broke into the first team of Real Madrid, the same year but he faded out after years of loans in SC Heerenveen and Vitesse but did pretty well in his loan spell for Real Sociedad.
He played a few games for Real Madrid in the 2020/21 season but went on loan to Arsenal FC during the second half of the season. He got an appraisal for his performances for the club, hence Arsenal’s pursuit during this summer.
Ødergaard was hoping for a spot in Real Madrid but Ancelotti has clearly outlined that there is no place for the Norwegian midfielder. Now, Arsenal is his permanent home and will hope that he can repeat what he did earlier this year.