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Real Madrid not considering Ødegaard transfer—report

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MARCA says Real is not determined to sell the 22-year-old

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Real Madrid is reportedly not intending to sell Martin Ødegaard at the end of his loan with Arsenal, according to MARCA’s Jose Felix Diaz.

The report says that Ødegaard wants to know from Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane what his role with the squad will be upon his return. The key to his time at Arsenal on loan so far has been his playing time as he reportedly accepted a pay cut to play in North London.

Diaz writes that the 22-year-old is determined to succeed at Real Madrid and fully realize the potential he and the club know he possesses. His immediate situation is a bit unclear now given the ankle injury he picked up against Gibraltar on international duty.

It makes sense that Real is not interested in giving up on Ødegaard just yet. The club has invested a lot of time and effort in his development and it makes little sense to sell him while he still has two years left on his contract and could be on the verge of breaking out.

We’ll have to continue watching as Ødegaard continues his loan spell with Arsenal until the conclusion of the Premier League season. For now, all eyes will be on updates of his ankle injury and the seriousness of it.