Real Madrid aren’t currently contemplating letting Martin Odegaard leave on a permanent transfer this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Spanish outlet Marca report that despite Arsenal’s desire to keep Martin Odegaard for longer than just the rest of the season, Real Madrid aren’t considering a transfer at this stage.
The player is also reportedly still determined to succeed with his parent club, but he’s only going to make a decision on his future once he knows what the Real coach wants from him and what role he’ll play in their team.
Of course, news always varies based on the source. If you were looking for information on the telecom industry, you’d check out telecomasia.net. If you’re looking for more optimistic views on Odegaard potentially leaving Real Madrid, the Spanish media are less likely to give you that angle.
The player himself seems to be consistently keeping his cards close to the chest. He’s certainly suggesting a move away from Real Madrid isn’t off the table, but nor is he writing off a summer return to La Liga.
“I said many times that I’ve been looking for stability (with a club), but haven’t found it,” Odegaard said this month.
“I think it’ll be important to find stability. I’m very happy at Arsenal, enjoying myself. I like it here. Now my focus is to finish the season, then we’ll see.”
Odegaard repeated the same sentiment this week, adding: “Deal with Arsenal is until the end of the season. We’ll see what happens this summer. I’ve said things before that I still stand by: ‘Stability’ and ‘development’ are key words.”
On the pitch, things have been going very well for Odegaard, at least until the last couple of days.
After putting together four impressive appearances in a row for Arsenal in the last couple of weeks, the 22-year-old went away on international duty with the Norwegian national side – for whom he was recently made captain.
Though the player picked up a knock against Gibraltar in the first match of the break, it doesn’t look like anything serious enough to keep him out this weekend, let alone when Arsenal return in April.
The Arsenal fans will be relieved about that, after watching Odegaard score in the North London derby, score in the Europa League last-16, and prove the driving force behind a three-goal comeback against West Ham United. They need him right now.