Madrid make big transfer decision that will effect possible long-term £40 million Arsenal deal

Reports have claimed Real Madrid have made a decision about whether or not they will allow Martin Odegaard to join Arsenal on a permanent basis.

The 22-year-old has shown his quality in loan spells at Vitesse and Real Sociedad, with his composure and creativity winning many fans, and those performances led to Real Madrid keeping hold of him at the start of the season.

However, Odegaard was unable to get a decent run in the squad under Zinedine Zidane, and when the January transfer came around, the talented midfielder told the club that he wanted to leave on-loan until at least the end of the season.

Odegaard has made a promising start to life in north London – so much so that Arteta said he has the potential to become one of the best players in the world – and the Gunners coach is hopeful of being able to persuade the player to remain at Arsenal

However, AS is reporting that it will not happen because Madrid sees him as a major part of their future, and The report says the Spaniards are delighted with how his loan spell in London is going, as he is now getting the game time that he wants.

This will not be the best of news for Arsenal, who had plans to keep him beyond this campaign, especially after Arteta hinted that he was seeking to get a deal done

“We have Martin for a few months from Real Madrid and first of all we have to maximise this time with him to try to bring to the team all the qualities he has,” Arteta said on Sky Sports

“At the end of the season we will sit together and decide where we can take that relationship forward. At the moment it doesn’t just depend on us.”

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