Report: Odegaard has concerns over Real Madrid role amid Arsenal links
Arsenal transfer target Martin Odegaard has concerns over his role at Real Madrid.
What’s the story?
According to football.london, the attacking midfielder is likely to leave Los Blancos this summer.
And despite being keen on remaining with Los Blancos and making the grade at the Bernabeu, he has cause for concerns.
Carlo Ancelotti’s potential formation/set-up is proving worrying for the Norway international.
The Italian used a 4-3-3 formation in his opening pre-season defeat to Rangers. It’s thought Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro will be the three players to make up the manager’s midfield.
Arsenal, and Mikel Arteta especially, are keen on signing the playmaker this summer. Meanwhile, Odegaard is open to a reunion this summer.
Arsenal inching closer to sealing move for Odegaard amid concerns
The latest report is a huge boost for the north Londoners.
Securing a number 10 is crucial this summer, and of their targets, the 23-year-old seems the most viable.
Both cost and the ability to acquire the player means the Norway captain is far more realistic than James Maddison.
Whilst the Englishman will cost over £60m, it’s claimed the midfielder will only cost £35m.
And after his show of quality last season, that’s a steal for a club in financial crisis like the Gunners.
If the latest reports are to be believed, Arsenal are inching closer to a move for Odegaard amidst his concerns.