Report: Arsenal ‘really close’ to signing Martin Odegaard

Martin Odegaard

Popular Italian journalist and transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, has claimed that Martin Odegaard is really close to joining Arsenal on loan this month.

Romano claimed yesterday that the deal is ‘expected to be completed in coming hours’. However, it seems, the two clubs are still negotiating and that there are some details that need to be sorted out.

David Ornstein of the Athletic claimed yesterday that Odegaard will not have to isolate because of his positive COVID-19 test, and so it shouldn’t have an impact on the progress of his proposed loan move.

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Real Sociedad were interested in signing him this month, but it seems the Gunners have won the race for the Norwegian attacking midfielder.

Odegaard spent a fruitful loan spell at Sociedad last season, and it was expected that he would join them this month. However, a late move from Arsenal has made him change his plans.

The 22-year-old is a highly-talented player but he has become surplus to requirements at Madrid at the moment. He has struggled for regular games this season, and a move away from Los Blancos makes a lot of sense.

Romano has now delivered the latest update on Twitter and the Arsenal fans will surely love this. It looks like Odegaard is now pushing the deal through, and it is only a matter of time now before the two clubs reach an official agreement.