By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Published: 08:43 GMT, 22 January 2021 | Updated: 08:43 GMT, 22 January 2021
Martin Odegaard is just 'one step' away from joining Arsenal on a six-month loan deal after becoming fed up with his situation at Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
As reported by Sportsmail, Gunners technical director Edu began negotiations last week for the 22-year-old and it now appears that the Premier League side have beat Real Sociedad and Sevilla to his signature.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The writing has been on the wall for Odegaard after he was left out of Zinedine Zidane's squad as they fell to an embarrassing Copa del Rey defeat at minnows Alcoyano on Wednesday night, with the Norwegian playmaker keen to leave during to gain more minutes.
Martin Odegaard is just 'one step' away from completing a six-month loan move to Arsenal
According to Spanish news outlet Sport, Odegaard has become 'concerned' with his situation at the Bernabeu and is growing frustrated with Zidane for his lack of minutes – with a move to the Emirates expected imminently.
Arsenal have reacted quickly to the news that Odegaard would be on the move and are now expected to complete the temporary switch.
While Odegaard is close to joining, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta refused to be drawn into any potential move on Thursday.
'I cannot comment about players that play for different clubs,’ he said.