Arsenal could look to £26 million French star as Odegaard alternative

Written by Edward Pitt

March 28, 2021

The latest news doing the rounds is that Arsenal may reignite an interest in Nabil Fekir of Real Betis if they cannot agree a permanent deal for Odegaard this summer.

Arteta is reportedly a massive fan of the former Lyon star, and contemplated signing him last summer if he could not get an extension on Dani Ceballos’ loan.

After add ons, Fekir moved to Betis for around £26 million and reports suggest Betis will want to recoup as much of that as possible if they are to sell their star playmaker.

A few years ago, Fekir was one of Europe’s hottest youngster with a number of high profile clubs constantly linked with him. However, injury moves ultimately put many clubs off signing him.

Arsenal’s focus still seems to be signing Odegaard, but Fekir is seen as a feasible alternative should Madrid not want to sell Odegaard.

Naturally, I would prefer Odegaard. I would also probably prefer Aouar or a younger creative midfielder than Fekir who turns 28 in the summer.

That being said, if the younger options aren’t available, I suppose he wouldn’t be a terrible signing. What do you think Gooners?

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