Arsenal Have Agreed A Deal To Sign Martin Ødegaard for €35m

Martin Odegaard

Arsenal has agreed to sign Martin Ødegaard for a fee of around 35 million euros. According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal has been trying to sign the player since June. The 22-year-old shall now join the Gunners in London making this the most expensive Norway national Transfer.

Martin Odegaard had joined Real Madrid in 2015. With a lot of promise to be the next best player in the world. He joined the main squad in 2017. After playing a few games for the club, he was sent on a loan to SC Heerenveen. While there the player horned he crave while playing in the attacking role for the team. The next season he went on loan to Vitesse for a year. Within this season the player started displaying fruitful signs of his potential and talent. During this season, the media starting remember the once stated wonder-kid. He has scored 8 and assisted 10 goals that season for Vitesse. The next year the player was sent on loan to Real Sociedad for a year. During this season Martin scored 4 and assisted 6 goals. He also won the Spanish club this season.

Currently, Marin Ødegaard is valued at £36.00m according to TransferMarkt. Last season Martin Ødegaard on a loan spell at Arsenal, the player scored a goal and assisted 2 goals. He has a pass accuracy of 90% while averaging 1.4 key passes per 90. He had a 76% successful dribble rate and made 0.6 tackles per 90. The player played on either wing as well as the Central-attacking-Midfielder during his loan in the 4-2-3-1.

Why Signing Martin Ødegaard is a Steal of a deal for Arsenal?

Currently, in the Arsenal squad, there is only one player who players as a Number 10. Emile Smith Rowe wears the number 10 shirt. If the player gets injured, there isn’t anyone in the squad who can play in that role. There would be a creative void within the squad in the manner how Arsenal play in. With Martin Ødegaard, there can be more rotations within the squad based on the tactics the team wishes to play. 

There is another not so hidden detail within this transfer in relation to Arsenal. Martin Ødegaard is another player who is under 23 years old within the Arsenal squad. Till now the club has completed 4 transfers this window, each player is under the age of 24. While the club is trying to offload the older players past their prime. Arsenal is trying to sign players who if needed to sell in a few years have a higher resale value.

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