Fresh insight provided into Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard swoop


An update on Arsenal’s move to lure Martin Odegaard back to the club before the transfer window slams shut has been forthcoming on Monday evening.

Gunners stint

Norwegian creator Odegaard of course spent the 2nd-half of last season plying his trade in North London.

After struggling for game-time upon his return to parent club Real Madrid last summer, it was decided that another loan spell away from the Bernabeu would best aid his development.

In turn, Arsenal, crying out for creativity, swooped to secure a 6-month loan deal for the 22-year-old.

Odegaard subsequently went on to enjoy something of a hit-and-miss spell at the Emirates, showcasing his unquestionable talents in starring displays versus the likes of West Ham and Brighton.

Martin Odegaard, THAT is spectacular! 😱🔥

What a way to get his debut Arsenal goal… 🚀

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 11, 2021

Such performances, however, were all too often followed by ineffective, sub-par outings on the part of the Norwegian international.

In turn, it did not come as too much of a surprise when speculation surrounding Arsenal’s interest in making Odegaard’s stay a permanent one began to die down, towards the campaign’s conclusion.

Return on the cards?

The midfielder, as a result, ultimately headed back to Madrid last month, with initial reports having suggested that returning Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti had every intention of making use of Odegaard’s talents over the season ahead.

Recent weeks, however, have seen word mount very much to the contrary.

And, on Monday, a fresh insight into the situation has been forthcoming.

The info comes courtesy of Sky Sports, who, during a discussion on ‘The Transfer Show’, confirmed that negotiations between Arsenal and Real Madrid, as things stand, are well underway.

The talks in question surround how a potential return for Odegaard to the Emirates would be structured, with a fee in the region of 35 to 40 million pounds touted.

Those in a position of power in North London, meanwhile, are said to be ‘cautiously optimistic’ that, come the close of the transfer window at the end of the month, the Norwegian will, once again, be an Arsenal player.

This comes with Odegaard himself eager to make the move back to the Premier League.

Nearly time for The Transfer Show 🤝@SkyKaveh and @skysports_sheth have the latest on Odegaard, Xhaka, Abraham, Lingard and more…

📺 Watch on Sky Sports News from 5pm and 7pm

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 16, 2021


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