Real Madrid are not open to selling Martin Odegaard this summer in a story that seems to swing back and forth every week.
After six years at the club, Martin Odegaard’s future is far from certain.
Depending on when or where you have done your reading this season, you likely think Real Madrid will sell Odegaard to Arsenal, they’ll let him go out on loan again, they won’t sell him at all or they haven’t made a decision yet.
Arsenal want him and it’s not hard to see why. His quality is evident and, at only 22, he has his whole career ahead of him.
According to Marca, Odegaard is now seen as one of Real Madrid’s ‘untouchables’ and will not be leaving the club.
Although Real Madrid need to raise cash to buy Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer, they are not planning to sell Odegaard to help with that move.
It did always seem like a difficult deal for Arsenal to pull off.
If Odegaard impressed enough that Mikel Arteta wanted to sign him permanently, that was always going to make things either more expensive or impossible. If he performed at a level that made Real Madrid want to sell him, Arsenal wouldn’t really want him either.
As things stand, it seems unlikely Odegaard will be an Arsenal player beyond the end of this season, but, as we noted when he first moved here, Odegaard took a shirt number he knew he could keep, so perhaps the player will have the final say this summer.