If Odegaard thrives, Arsenal move could be made permanent – reports

Written by ATSN

January 24, 2021

Today, we have received confirmation of total agreement between all parties for Martin Odegaard’s loan move to Arsenal, which will see him complete the 2020-21 season in red and white. However, it is also confirmed now that there will be no buy-out clause that would allow the Gunners to keep the 23-year-old Norwegian in their ranks in the long term. The news comes from top sources, including David Ornstein and Fabrizio Romano:

Fabrizio Romano reports, with his famous “Here we go” catchphrase for done deals, that the clubs will meet at the end of the season to discuss Odegaard’s future.

However, from Norway, we’re hearing that there is indeed a reason to be confident that Odegaard will end up staying at Arsenal beyond this loan spell. See what Norwegian VGTV journalist Arilas Ould-Saada had to say about the chances of an extended stay:

“[In July], a lot can be changed. Zidane could be gone, Odegaard can get a more important role. If not, a permanent transition [to Arsenal] will be highly relevant. As a 22-year-old, Ødegaard has one priority: Regular playing time.

I spoke to Odegaard in 2019, he is tired of “instability” with a new club every year. If he thrives at Arsenal and becomes a success, the London club has good chances of luring him there permanently for the summer.”

Arilas Ould-Saada, translated from Norwegian via Twitter

Whether that will mean an extension of the loan (as with Ceballos), or a pemanent deal, remains to be seen.

Photo: Ehaddeland



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