Arsenal fans told deal for World class star is close to being announced
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard is set to sign a new contract with the gunners, according to Ben Jacobs.
The ARSENAL skipper is now one of the most creative midfielders in the Premier League after developing very nicely under the guidance of Mikel Arteta and is set to be the latest star player to commit their futures to the club after Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba extended their stays this year.
He has been in scintillating form over the past few seasons and has started this campaign just how he ended last season, where he managed an impressive haul of 16 goals.
And now the reports have claimed that Arsenal and Odegaard’s team are now in talks to make him one of the highest earners in the Premier League and one of the top earners at the club.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID –
Discussing the latest on Odegaard’s future at Arsenal, Jacobs said: “Martin Odegaard is expected to sign a new Arsenal contract. An agreement in principle is not far off. Talks are advanced and the Arsenal captain could extend until 2027.
“Arsenal are very optimistic. They know Odegaard wants to stay, and after a flurry of renewals last season the 24-year-old is now next in line.
“Much like Bukayo Saka’s extension, which took time but was never really in doubt, Odegaard is seen as ‘untouchable’ right now. But there will still be some finer points to thrash out.
“Odegaard is on about £115k-per-week and will be looking to more than double that. And that pay hike is richly deserved after 15 goals last season and two already this campaign, including a key equaliser against Manchester United in a 3-1 win, which came just a minute after the visitors opened the scoring.
“I would expect, now the international break is over, for talks to move relatively fast. You may remember with Saka, the agreement in principle in the back half of last season still took a couple of months to then get signed and announced, but that didn’t mean that progress wasn’t made.
“Regardless of when it’s all official, ARSENAL know Odegaard wants to stay and that should make his renewal relatively smooth.”
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