Martin Ødegaard has agreed to join Premier League side Arsenal from Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season.
The deal is expected to be closed in the next few hours with the creative midfielder opting for the Gunners instead of Real Sociadad.
One key reason why the Denmark opted for Arsenal was the fact that coach Mikel Arteta directly contacting him thus the change of mind.
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“Martin Ødegaard has decided to join Arsenal over Real Sociedad. The deal is expected to be completed in the coming hours. AFC and Real Madrid are in contact to reach the agreement – Real want a ‘simple’ loan until June. Arteta spoke directly with the player – key factor.” said Fabrizio
Sports news anchor Fabrizio Romano confirmed that the midfielder was heading to Real Sociedad but when Arsenal joined the race, he had to rethink his decision together with his family.
“Ødegaard was open to re-join Real Sociedad… when Arsenal bid ‘tempted’ him. Martin decided with his family to give priority to Arsenal. AFC and Real Madrid now in direct contact to complete the deal – Real only want a simple loan.” Said Fabrizio