Martin Odegaard has not been quiet about his dissatisfaction with the Laliga giants. The player is seriously considering a move from the Los Blancos as he is not optimistic about his playing time, according to Marca.
The club says it will not keep him against his will as it seeks to strengthen the quad depth and make some necessary changes to bolster the team strength.
Odegaard believes he’s behind Casemiro, Modric, Kroos and Valverde in Ancelotti’s rotation and even Isco might be ahead of him right now. The Norwegian midfielder was played off the bench against Milan last Sunday even though neither Kroos nor Valverde was available, so his concerns are likely reasonable.
Madrid would like to see Odegaard fighting for minutes but the midfielder believes he is going to spend the majority of the season sitting on the bench, so he’s keen on leaving the Spanish capital if a good offer comes his way.
Arsenal, who had Odegaard on a loan deal for the second half of the 2020-2021 season, seem to be interested in the playmaker and Real Madrid would only accept a permanent transfer now, given that Odegaard’s contract expires in 2023 and his value would decrease significantly a year from now.
It would probably take Arsenal around €40 or €50 million to secure Odegaard’s signing, but the London based have not made a decision about whether they should try to sign the midfielder this summer or not, even though coach Mikel Arteta has publicly said a few times that he would like to have Odegaard on his team.