Real Madrid is not ready to approve Martin Odegaard’s permanent exit


For midfielder Martin Odegaard, Real Madrid is officially not prepared to approve a permanent exit.

Under Zinedine Zidane this term, the highly-rated Norwegian has struggled to get a look-in and is understood to have demanded a loan transfer away from the club in January.

Arsenal reportedly approached to sign a short-term contract with Odegaard, while a return to his former Real Sociedad club was also mooted.

Marca informs, however, that although a loan transfer is a possibility in January, Los Blancos will not consider permanently selling him.

The study claims that despite his underwhelming start, Real believes Odegaard can still be successful at the Bernabeu, although he only made nine appearances in all competitions in the 2020-21 campaign.

For Wednesday’s Copa del Rey match at third-tier Alcoyano, the attacking midfielder was left out of Zidane’s squad, who knocked Real Madrid out of the competition in extra time with a 2-1 victory.

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