Odegaard travels to London today

The agreement between Real Madrid and Arsenal for the loan of Odegaard is almost closed. Some fringes are missing and the player has not yet signed, but it would be a major surprise if it were twisted. In fact, AS has learned, the Norwegian travels tonight and will be in London on Monday to be presented as a new footballer for the London club. There is no purchase option and the loan will be for six months.

In addition, The Times has made public the numbers of the agreement: Arsenal will pay Real Madrid two million euros for having Odegaard on loan until the end of the season. It is the same figure that Real Sociedad paid in 2019. Besides, Madrid will not pay anything from its file, since the Norwegian and the London club have agreed what they will charge until the end of the season.

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It was Arsenal manager Arteta who moved quickly to secure the player. He telephoned him directly to assure him that he will have minutes in his project, between now and the end of the season, and that was decisive so that the Norwegian player did not even consider returning to Real Sociedad, where he showed his best version in the first half of the past season. In addition, Real Madrid is better off the offer from Arsenal, which is worth a simple transfer up to (for which it will pay two million) and also does not face Madrid in any competition.

With this exit, Odegaard's wish is fulfilled, who asked to leave for the few minutes that Zidane gives him. The Norwegian will share a team in London with Ceballos, who is in his second season on loan at Arsenal.