Real Madrid and Arsenal have agreed that the Norwegian player Martin Odegaard will move to the London club on loan until the end of the current season.
Odegaard, 22, had hoped to be a successor to Croatian midfielder Luka Modric this season but failed to do so. The young player did not get many minutes in coach Zinedine Zidane’s squad, despite his brilliance last season with Real Sociedad, who also played for him on loan, scoring 4 goals and providing 6 assists.
Odegaard said in statements to the official Arsenal website, on Wednesday, that the contacts that took place between him and coach Mikel Arteta were a reason to persuade him to move to the artillery. In addition to motivating his compatriot Dani Ceballos, who was also loaned from Real Madrid to Arsenal, who said “many good things about the club.”
Odegaard stressed his desire to develop during the loan spell and help Arsenal achieve their goals this season.
Technically, the contract with Odegaard is of great importance to coach Arteta, who will depend on the newcomer in the playmaker position, after the departure of controversial German Mesut Ozil to Turkish club Fenerbahce.