Arsenal approach Bordeaux attacker as Real Madrid name hefty price for Odegaard
Arsenal transfer news
In this article we will bring you all of today’s Arsenal transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the summer.
Odegaard price named
Martin Odegaard is a player Arsenal clearly appreciate. Having spent the second half of last season on loan at the club, Odegaard endured a mixed time in north London, but at 22 years old could certainly be one for the future.
The major stumbling block, of course, is that he is a Real Madrid player, for now at least. In the latest news, however, he may soon be looking to leave the Spanish capital, with Lucas Navarrete reporting that he is “seriously considering a move away” over fears of playing time.
It would take Arsenal around €40 or €50 million to secure Odegaard’s signing. The player hasn’t made a final decision about his future but is seriously considering a move away from Madrid.
He is not optimistic about his playing time and wants to start.
— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) August 10, 2021
In the case that he decides to leave, Arsenal will certainly be in the mix for his signature, with a supposed price of between 40 and 50 million euros thought to be what it would take to bring Madrid to the table.
With their financial difficulties at present, it could even be less.
Arsenal join Tottenham in hunt for Yacine Adli
Meanwhile, the Sun report that Arsenal have joined north London rivals Tottenham in making contact with French club Bordeaux over Yacine Adli. The young playmaker was linked with a move to the Gunners in 2018, but chose instead to remain in Paris.
Arsenal and Tottenham have ‘made contact’ with Bordeaux over Yacine Adli transferhttps://t.co/sN3IUCqgOL
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) August 9, 2021
The youngster joined Bordeaux on a permanent deal in 2019, and he has since gone on to become a regular in their side, appearing 35 times last campaign. Capable in both the number 10 role and the slightly further back number 8, he could be a perfect backup for Arsenal’s new number 10 Emile Smith Rowe and, at 21, has his best years still ahead of him.
Osei-Tutu leaves on loan
Meanwhile, Arsenal have continued to loan their youth prospects to lower tiers of English football, as Jordi Osei-Tutu becomes the latest to depart.
Jordi Osei-Tutu is set to join Nottingham Forest on loan, as per @DTathletic.
I’m told it’ll be a straight loan for the 22 year old who will undergo a medical shortly. #AFC
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 10, 2021
The 22-year-old full-back, who can also play as a winger, is set to join Nottingham Forest on loan, as he bids to nail down first-team football. He spent last campaign on loan at Cardiff, but suffered a severe hamstring injury which limited the youngster to just 8 Championship appearances.
It is hoped that these woes are behind him, and he can be afforded a chance to impress this season.