It is a known fact that players want to move from small clubs to a big club as it is a step ahead for their career. But in the case of not being noticed in the big club, a move to a smaller club is not wrong in order to get more game time. Martin Odegaard impressed a lot of teams which included his parent club Real Madrid when he was on loan at Real Sociedad, but wasn’t given a lot of opportunities at Real Madrid. Now he is one step away from travelling to be an Arsenal player on loan with Mikel Arteta at the helm.
Mikel Arteta spoke to him over a call and assured game time and a chance to develop in England
A point can be made that there is no bigger stage than the Premier League as there is a chance of being viewed by millions on TV. A lot of the world’s biggest superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard, Mohamed Salah, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and many more made a name for themselves playing in the Premier League. Their value has risen exponentially playing in the Premier League and other European clubs sign them for enormous amounts of money. Phillippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all have been signed for more than €80 million by clubs due to their exploits in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta promised game time and a chance to show his skills in England and that was what made Arsenal a favorable place to go for Odegaard. The young player is not meant to sit and be a benchwarmer and has tremendous potential to be unleashed. Arsenal have just one attacking midfielder in the name of Emile Smith Rowe and the addition of Martin Odegaard means that there will be competition between both youngsters. Competition is always healthy and the competition between both these young players could result in their mutual development and a healthy rivalry.
The signing of Martin Odegaard is set to be announced in the next few days and Fabrizio Romano credits this transfer to Mikel Arteta’s convincing talk.