Report: Attacker ready to join Arsenal, tells agents to negotiate move

By on July 27, 2021

According to Sport, Martin Odegaard has performed a dramatic U-turn after deciding to leave Real Madrid this summer and has told his agents to negotiate a move back to Arsenal.

Odegaard spent the second half of last season on loan at the Emirates Stadium and impressed Mikel Arteta enough to persuade the Arsenal boss to try and re-sign him this summer – hopefully on a permanent basis this time.

Arteta is in the market for a No.10 and he had hoped to lure Odegaard back to north London but the Norwegian international indicated earlier this month that he wanted to make it at Madrid under new boss Carlo Ancelotti.

It looked like Arsenal would have to look elsewhere in their search for a playmaker and we’ve been linked with James Maddison in recent weeks – although Leicester’s valuation means any potential deal will be difficult.

However, it appears there has been a dramatic twist as Sport claims that Odegaard’s poor performance during Real Madrid’s pre-season defeat to Rangers at the weekend has changed the landscape at the Bernabeu.

The Spanish outlet says Madrid bosses were left ‘exasperated’ by the 22-year-old’s lacklustre display and they’re now considering offloading the attacking midfielder once again this summer as they don’t feel he has what it takes to play for the La Liga giants.

Odegaard over Maddison?

A bit of an over-reaction from one friendly defeat, you might say, but it appears Odegaard has been left distinctly unimpressed by Madrid’s scathing assessment as Sport claims the player is now wanting to leave the club.

According to the report, the player has already instructed his agents to secure a move this summer and his preference is to re-join Arsenal as he wants to play in the Premier League again and feels our style of play suits him best.

If true, this is certainly an interesting turn of events and will no doubt be a big boost to Arteta. We desperately need a No.10 and Odegaard would be an excellent signing if we could get him on a permanent deal this time.

I’m a big fan of Maddison as well but he’s likely to cost around £60m so Odegaard would be far cheaper. He also knows the club, the manager and his team mates already so I think the smart move would be to go for the Norwegian, if possible.

It would also leave money left over for Arsenal to go for the world class central midfielder that we desperately need. Arteta also needs another goalkeeper and possibly even a right-back and striker if Bellerin and Lacazette are sold so we need all the money we can save.


  1. Christopher Loum

    July 27, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    If that is true then Arsenal should go and bring him back and also they should put in mind we need a new goal keeper and Ben Whites

    • Kellybail

      July 27, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      No no no.. How can you berates arsenal to this extent.. How can a cast away be our priority. Please he is not that good.Madison is more better,grealish too

      • Marcus

        July 27, 2021 at 8:40 pm

        What are you talking about? Did you not watch him for us last season?

      • Ebenezer Woode

        July 28, 2021 at 7:26 am

        Be careful what you says on…
        He is very good player and with time he will improve with us.

  2. Kellybail

    July 27, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Arteta, edu are given support in this summer but seems they are misusing it. Such are confused employees.give £150m to klopp to recruit into burnley, I’m so sure burnley would win premiership title..

  3. AFCam

    July 27, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    prem proven young Englishman with bags of goals and assists. Top fk taker
    v lightweight overseas player , very few goals or assists.hmm , tricky decision . please lets not go for the lesser option just because he is cheaper . A rebuild should not just get in different , but markedly better

  4. Kawe innocent

    July 27, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I think martin would be great player than madison