There are a couple of reports this morning in the Spanish press which state that Martin Odegaard is set to join Arsenal on loan, despite interest from Real Sociedad, the club he spent last season with.
In El Confidencial, Kike Marin writes about interest from the Basque club, but says:
“Nevertheless, Arsenal will be the final destination for the Norwegian – a club where he can find another on loan ‘Madridista’ in Dani Ceballos.”
Meanwhile, a headline in Diario Vasco says:
Odegaard will play the second half of the season on loan with Arsenal.
The rest of the article is behind a paywall, but the opening paragraph states that the Gunners have made the ‘strongest bid’ to secure the services of the 22 year old.
Speaking about potential incoming deals in the attacking area of the pitch yesterday, Mikel Arteta said, “We are looking at various positions because the movements that we’ve made in this transfer window with some players leaving the club leaves us a little bit short in certain areas.
“If we can then we will do it, if we can’t then we will just keep going with what we have.”
It would certainly be an interesting move, but ensuring it happens as quickly as possible to get him match fit and ready for English football is an important aspect of it. Let’s see what happens.