Arsenal need to insert buy-back clause to sign Martin Odegaard
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Arsenal need to insert buy-back clause to sign Martin Odegaard

Premier League side Arsenal must insert a buy-back clause if they want to sign midfielder Martin Odegaard permanently from Real Madrid.

ABC reports that Madrid is not ready to let the Norwegian leave easily and would want to buy back the player back in the future if he progresses at the Emirates.

The Norway international spent the second half of last season with the Gunners on loan, bagging two goals and two assists from 20 outings, and according to reports from England, Mikel Arteta is keen on working with him again.

But new Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has plans with Odegaard too even though he hasn't promised him more game time, he feels the player will be of great value to his squad as they aim to wrestle the Laliga crown from Atletico Madrid.

The reports indicate that Los Blancos are willing to sanction Odegaard’s sale to the Gunners for €50 million but want to retain a buy-back clause as part of the deal.

The player is currently with Los Blancos in pre-season but may struggle for regular minutes with the heavy competition for places in the line-up.

Casemiro is an undisputed choice for the holding midfield spot. In front of him, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are widely expected to feature. Odegaard could be restricted to a bench role once again and wants more game time something that he will be guaranteed at the Emirates.

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