Martin Odegaard close to join Arsenal

Midfielder Martin Odegaard is close to complete a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners are stepping up talks with Real Madrid.

Martin Odegaard spent six months on loan at Emirates Stadium in 2020-21.

He endeared himself to Arsenal fans with his infectious energy in the middle of the pitch and eye for defence-splitting passes.

The 22-year-old returned to Real for their latest pre-season campaign in June.

But reports claims that the Spanish giants are now open to his departure on a permanent basis.

The Gunners eager to bring him back to north London.

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Martin Ordegaard career

Odegaard began his career with Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset in 2015.

He spent one year before being snapped up by Madrid at the age of 16.

The Blancos integrated him into their Castilla squad, but eventually took the decision to send him out on loan to gain more first-team experience.

The talented playmaker had spells at Heerenveen and Vitesse before joining Real Sociedad, where he started to realise his potential by helping the club finish sixth in La Liga and reach the Copa del Rey final.

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