Real Madrid midfielder 'too expensive' for Arsenal to sign permanently

Real Madrid midfielder ‘too expensive’ for Gunners to sign permanently

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Arsenal won’t bear to sign Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard on a lasting basis, as indicated by journalist Christian Falk.

The Norway captain has been nursing a lower leg issue as of late, yet he has established a positive connection in North London since showing up borrowed in January.

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The Gunners have naturally been connected with a perpetual move for Odegaard as they hope to reinforce their creative choices, however Falk doesn’t expect the 22-year-old to wear the red and white jersey next season.

Speaking to BILD, Falk explained that Arsenal would “probably like to keep” Odegaard at the club beyond the end of the current season, the playmaker would prove “too expensive” for the Gunners to keep.

As a result, Falk adds that Arsenal could instead turn their attention to Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt, who has fallen out of favour at the Westfalenstadion and could supposedly be available for £21.5m.

Odegaard, meanwhile, is reported to possess a £300m release clause in his Real Madrid contract, and Zinedine Zidane supposedly views the Norwegian as an integral part of the club’s future.

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