Transfers

Real Madrid Midfielder Martin Odegaard Considering Return to Arsenal

Ali Shibil Roshan
Martin Odegaard
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Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard is considering a return to Arsenal, with reports in Spain claiming the Norwegian 'is not 100 per cent happy' at the La Liga side.

Odegaard had joined Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid in January this year, and had impressed for the Gunners.

Arsenal were said to be keen to keep Odegaard at the club, either on another loan or on permanent transfer, but the midfielder himself revealed last month that 'Real Madrid have been clear that they would like me back', confirming he plans to stay at Los Blancos next season. He has since returned to Madrid, and joined the side in their pre-season preparations.

The situation, though, seems to have changed, with Cadena SER [via Metro] reporting the young midfielder has looked 'disconnected' with his teammates. The Spanish outlet add the 22-year-old 'is not 100 per cent happy' at Real Madrid, and is considering his future, amid reports Arsenal are also interested in signing him from the La Liga outfit.

Odegaard, however, is not Arsenal's principle target, with the north London outfit eager to sign James Maddison from Leicester City. The Foxes, though, value Maddison at around £60m, and it remains to be seen if Mikel Arteta's side can piece together a deal for the England international this transfer window.


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