Arsenal told £60 million will wrap up five-year deal for perfect Odegaard replacement
Arsenal have been told how much it would take to sign james Maddison for Leicester this summer
Mikel Arteta had been keen to permanently sign the Norway international this summer transfer window after he impressed at the club during his brief stay at the Emirates.
However, it is understood he will be remaining at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future as the Spanish giants are very keen to try and give him more chances in the first team this coming season.
And after the Gunners lost out to Aston Villa in the race to prise Emiliano Buedia away from Norwich, and then saw Dani Ceballos also leave the club and head back to the Bernabeu, the club have been eyeing up a number of possible signings.
The major sticking point for Arsenal however, is Leicester’s demands of over £60million for the former Norwich and Coventry midfielder.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has said previously he has no desire to keep anybody in his squad who is not fully committed to the club
“If a player doesn’t want to be here, with all due respect, we don’t want them here. It’s as simple as that,” Rodgers last summer.
“If (City sell), there’s always a premium for that player. Leicester have shown that, long before my time here. They’re very good from a business perspective.”
“If there’s a player to go, they’ll look to get maximum value for that player.”
Look, Maddison is a top class player that is worth alot of money, but despite the fact Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the game, they are not at the level they were justa a few seasons ago.
And the fact he could cost £70 million, he may be too far out of reach for the club.