Real Madrid reportedly have a clause in their contract with Arsenal from the sale of Martin Odegaard that gives them first refusal if he is ever put up for sale.
Not long after Real Madrid sold Martin Odegaard to Arsenal for just €35m, the media in Spain were writing about the Spanish side’s ‘regret’ over losing him.
It’s not surprising.
With regular game time at Arsenal and the responsibility of the armband, Odegaard has flourished and looks every inch the player Real Madrid wanted but wouldn’t give the attention to to develop.
So, it’s no surprise to learn that they have a first refusal clause in the deal, something that is pretty standard, but it was a chance to talk briefly about how amazing Odegaard is and how stupid Real Madrid are for selling him.
While the Daily Mail talk about how Odegaard ‘wouldn’t be cheap’ we all know he wouldn’t be sold at all.
Odegaard is under contract with Arsenal until 2025, earning a reported £80kpw.
It would be very surprising if the club don’t renew his contract sooner, rather than later and that should remove that clause from consideration when they do.