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Odegaard’s future still in doubt

by Koolkola

According to reports from Marca, Martin Odegaard is still debating where he’ll play his football next season after getting concerned about his role in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.

The Norway international felt he had a good chance of regular football at the Bernabeu when he returned to Spain following six months on loan at Arsenal but with Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco, and Federico Valverde ahead of him in the pecking order, he’s beginning to get worried that he may not see much playing time.

The report claims that Odegaard wants to “feel important” if he’s to play his best football and that Madrid don’t want to keep an unhappy player.

Eager to raise cash this summer (because they still harbour ambitions of signing Kylian Mbappe), Madrid have identified the 22-year-old midfielder and Dani Ceballos as the next players to leave once Raphael Varane completes his move to Manchester United.

It’s no secret that the Gunners came into the summer with Odegaard on the shopping list. Mikel Arteta was impressed by the player’s qualities during his loan spell at the Emirates and was quick to push for an extension to his loan.

James Maddison and Houseem Aouar are other rumoured targets if a deal for Odegaard proves out of reach.

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