Arsenal reportedly about to sign the new Cesc Fabregas, fans should be buzzing - TBR View
Arsenal are reportedly on the verge of signing Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners will land the Norway captain today.
The esteemed journalist claims Odegaard will pen a contract until 2026, option included.
In addition, Real Madrid are reportedly preparing their official statement which will confirm his departure.
Sky Sports have reported Arsenal will pay £30million plus bonuses for Odegaard.
And Arsenal fans should be delighted with the prospect of signing the playmaker – not just on loan again but permanently.
Obviously Gunners fans know what he’s capable of, having spent the second half of 2020-21 on loan at the Emirates.
At just 22 years old, he’s shown he’s got what it takes to shine at the highest level.
Indeed, Zinedine Zidane wanted him to stay and fight for a spot at Real Madrid in January, but “it wasn’t to be”.
And obviously earning the Norway captaincy at such a young age also underlines his talent and credentials.
Arsenal lacked creativity at No. 10 for a good chunk of last season, but Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe were able to provide this.
And given Odegaard has been compared to the great Cesc Fabregas, he’ll no doubt help Arsenal back up where they should be.
Aouar is good. Continuo is better than all. Odegaard will be perfect fit . Reminds me of fabregas.— Medulla Oblongata (@SegmentalSpinal) June 26, 2020
Odegaard reminds me a bit of fabregas when he’s passing— Wolf (@Nig_BMT) February 18, 2021
The way the team just kept giving the ball to Odegaard tells you alot. Reminds me of the way we used to give the ball to Fabregas all the time.— Bcereus (@bcereus63) March 21, 2021
Odegaard reminds me of 22 year old Fabregas.— Akash (@starlingbloom) February 25, 2021
Odegaard looked similar to Ozil as just a classic old school 10 at first but the more i see him dropping deep and dictating, grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck, forcing the tempo and willingness to get on the ball all the time reminds me of Fabregas 08/09— Sufyaan 🏴🇵🇸 (@S_Sajid96) March 21, 2021
Odegaard is a very exciting player, with bags of talent. No idea where some of the negativity is coming from. Reminds me of Fàbregas in his prime.— Cllr. Si Lee (@SiLeeGPNI) August 17, 2021
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