When Martin Odegaard needs to be registered by to feature for Arsenal vs Chelsea
Martin Odegaard to Arsenal
Martin Odegaard to Arsenal appears to be edging close to completion.
Reports would begin to emerge in the Spanish press on Tuesday evening stating that Real Madrid’s negotiations with Arsenal to sell Odegaard are at a very advanced stage and the deal could be imminent:
💣 Las negociaciones entre el Madrid y el Arsenal por Odegaard están muy avanzadas. Hoy ni siquiera ha entrenado con sus compañeros. El acuerdo podría ser oficial en las próximas horas.
📰 @diarioas https://t.co/fQeaURZ9Oj
— Picón (@JorgeCPicon) August 17, 2021
The news then began to do the rounds in the British press later on Tuesday.
David Ornstein of The Athletic reported that Odegaard’s transfer is expected to set Arsenal back around €35m (about £30m). Which does actually seem like a very reasonable fee for someone of his talent and potential.
Ornstein also suggested that the Norwegian may be in contention to feature for Arsenal vs Chelsea on Sunday:
If all goes to plan Martin Odegaard’s proposed transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal will be for around €35m & he may be in contention to feature vs Chelsea on Sun – but still a fair amount of work to be done before completed @TheAthleticUK #RMFC #AFC #CFC https://t.co/eoSXmLY5ts
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 17, 2021
Can Odegaard feature vs Chelsea?
When though, is the latest Odegaard needs to be registered by in order to feature against Chelsea?
That question has been answered on Wednesday by Sky’s Dharmesh Sheth.
Sheth reports that Odegaard would need to be registered by midday on Friday to be available against the Blues.
Sheth also reported on the fee, which, similar to Ornstein’s report, would see Arsenal pay an initial £30m, with an extra £4m in add-ons:
#Odegaard from Real Madrid to Arsenal advanced. Still work to do on a deal thought to be initial £30m – rising to £34m. Needs to be registered by midday Friday to be available for Chelsea on Sunday. Arsenal also tried for #Maddison this window but proved difficult. #AFC #RMFC
— Dharmesh Sheth (@skysports_sheth) August 18, 2021
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