Arsenal have reached out to Real Madrid about a deal to bring Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard to the Emirates Stadium on loan.
Real cut short Odegaard’s loan with Real Sociedad to bring him back to the club last summer, but he has managed just nine appearances in all competitions this season, including just one La Liga start since September.
Odegaard has been glued to the bench | Denis Doyle/Getty Images
It’s understood that Odegaard has asked to leave Real once again this month, and according to Sky Sports News, Arsenal have made contact to try and get a deal done.
Thanks to the emergence of Emile Smith Rowe, the Gunners aren’t as desperate to sign a creative midfielder as they once were, but they still want somebody to come in and help the 20-year-old shoulder the burden.
That has seen Arsenal turn to Odegaard, and The Athletic add that they are seen as one of the strongest contenders to sign the Norway international. The two sides already have an open line of communication stemming from Dani Ceballos’ time in London, and Arsenal hope to take advantage of that. Continue reading