Arsenal’s deal to sign Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid will make the 23-year-old the most expensive Norwegian in history.
Arsenal are on the verge of announcing Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal until 2026. They are said to be paying around £30m for the midfielder, a little less than what he’s actually valued at, which is nice.
Real Madrid paid £2.52m for Odegaard in 2015, not long after he had a trial with Arsenal. He is currently valued at £36m.
Prior to this move, Sander Berge’s move to Sheffield United for £20.7m was the largest fee ever paid for a player from Norway.
Odegaard made his Norway debut aged just 15 and has since gone on to collect 30 caps, and one international goal.
The deal would also make Odegaard Arsenal’s 11th most expensive signing, but still cheaper than Shkodran Mustafi.