Martin Odegaard is a matter of hours away from becoming an Arsenal player.
Martin Odegaard seems to be the second young Real Madrid star after Luka Jović to be transferred to another team so that he can find more minutes to play.
It looks like Odegaard will be on loan at the Emirates Stadium until the end of the season. The agreement of the parties has been finalized, and only the official announcement remains.
The transfer has been a source of frustration for Real Madrid fans as they expected the young Norwegian star to play a key role in the midfield but were effectively ruled out.
Asked if Real Sociedad were looking to bring Odegaard back, La Real's coach Imanol Alguacil said: "
I think at no time has there been an option for him to come
"Of course we wanted him to come, for all he showed and for what a good player he is, and because the team would grow with him. But he's never been an option, so there's nothing to say about it."
Alguacil also talked about Willian Jose's transfer to Wolverhampton and Carlos Fernandez, the Sevilla striker they're close to bringing in.
"We're going to be cautious, but there's no doubt he won't be with us because the negotiations are advanced both with Willy and Carlos Fernandez," Alguacil said. "Advanced, but not signed, so be cautious. We won't have him for Betis, but we'll wait until everything's closed."