Real Madrid Transfers: And now Arsenal want Martin Odegaard on loan

Real Madrid, Martin Odegaard (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Martin Odegaard (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images) /

Martin Odegaard could leave Real Madrid on loan this January, as he’s received very little playing time in the 2020-2021 season despite being recalled from loan by Zinedine Zidane as the lone “signing” of the 2020 summer transfer window.

Madridistas have been upset with Odegaard’s lack of minutes. They know he has the ability to make a difference for this team, seeing how he was one of the top players in the entire league during the first half of the 2019-2020 season before dealing with a knee injury.

Odegaard could head back to Real Sociedad, as La Real fans have been clamoring for a new loan on social media over the past several weeks.

According to a report from Sky Sports’ Paul Gilmour, Arsenal are also interested in acquiring the Real Madrid youngster on loan this winter. “At least one other” club in the Premier League is said to be interested, too.

Arsenal have been linked with two Real Madrid attacking midfielders, Martin Odegaard and Isco

Mikel Arteta is seemingly keen on the attacking midfielder, which makes sense. His side needs much more creativity in the middle of the park, and Odegaard would be a serious upgrade in the final third. Just imagine him feeding the likes of Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal have been linked to Isco repeatedly this winter, but it doesn’t seem like a transfer will happen. Real Madrid may want too much for the Andalusian attacking midfielder, whereas Odegaard would merely be a loan.

Los Blancos have one midfielder on loan in North London, though Dani Ceballos’ progress has stagnated. That is through not fault of Arteta, who has given Ceballos plenty of chances to show his best stuff. So Odegaard would surely get significant minutes as a centerpiece player for the Arsenal attack, meaning this could be a mutually beneficial loan.

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There’s no guarantee Real Madrid let Odegaard go this winter, though with all the smoke rising in recent days, it seems like there’s a very real chance we could see the Norwegian midfielder at Arsenal or La Real by the end of the month.