Arsenal Reach Agreement With Real Madrid To Sign Martin Odegaard On Loan

Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid, Sportsmail understands.

 

The 22-year-old is expected to join imminently until the end of season and is believed to be set to undergo his medical on Monday.

 

It has been claimed Odegaard is due to touch down in London on Sunday – and will not be required to undergo quarantine before linking up with his new team-mates.

 

Sportsmail reported over the weekend that Arsenal were hopeful of wrapping up negotiations after holding further talks with the LaLiga champions on Saturday.

 

Odegaard was also keen to speak to boss Mikel Arteta to understand his expected role in the team with the midfielder desiring regular first-team football.

 

It is understood that Real Madrid wanted their prodigy to join Arsenal ahead of Real Sociedad despite Odegaard initially wanting to move to San Sebastian.

 

Arsenal will pay a £2.5million loan fee and will also pay Odegaard’s salary.

 

Martin Odegaard has always had a strained relationship with Zinedine Zidane and never been given a chance… now Arsenal could have one of Europe’s best young players if he recapture the form he showed on his last loan at Real Sociedad

 

Odegaard becomes the second player from the Bernabeu to join Arsenal after Dani Ceballos extended his loan spell in the summer.

 

His arrival means another foreign signing at the north London outfit will have to leave, however, with under-fire goalkeeper Alex Runarsson in the firing line.

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