Arsenal reach agreement to sign Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season – with midfielder convinced to join after talks with Mikel Arteta in hunt for regular first-team action
- Arsenal have agreed to sign Martin Odegaard on a loan deal from Real Madrid
- The 22-year-old midfielder will officially sign until the end of the season soon
- Mikel Arteta had helped convince Odegaard to choose Arsenal over other clubs
- Arsenal are set to pay a £2.5million loan fee and will also pay Odegaard’s salary
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 today – and will not be required to undergo quarantine before linking up with his new team-mates.
Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign Martin Odegaard on a loan deal from Real Madrid
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.
Odegaard was persuaded to join Arsenal over other clubs after talks with coach Mikel Arteta
Arsenal will pay a £2.5million loan fee and will also pay Odegaard’s salary.
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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