Transfer Talk – An In-Depth Look at PSG’s Pursuit of Arsenal Midfielder Martin Odegaard
It is no surprise that European giants Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing one of the most sought-after attacking midfielders in the world. Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard has been lighting up the Premier League this season with 15 goals and eight assists, making him a coveted asset for any club looking to bolster their attacking options.
The 24-year-old Norwegian has been with Arsenal since January 2020, when he was loaned out from Real Madrid, but he has certainly made his mark on the English top flight. His impressive performances for Arsenal have seen him become a key figure in their title challenge and it appears that PSG are keen to take advantage of such a talented player.
Reports suggest that PSG have already contacted representatives of Odegaard to discuss a possible move to Paris. It is thought that they could be willing to offer over €50 million for his services, as well as offering wages up to €10 million per year. If such an offer is accepted, then it would make Odegaard one of the highest paid players in football and would certainly be a coup for PSG’s sporting director Leonardo.
Of course, PSG aren’t the only team reportedly interested in signing Odegaard; Liverpool and Barcelona are also said to be keeping tabs on his situation at Arsenal. However, it seems that PSG are very keen on signing him and can offer both financial incentives as well as Champions League football – something which other potential suitors may not be able to match.
In terms of style of play, Odegaard would fit perfectly into PSG’s system under manager Mauricio Pochettino. He can play all over the pitch but is naturally suited more towards an attacking role – something which could see him form an exciting partnership with Neymar Jr., Kylian Mbappé and Ángel Di María – if he makes the move from North London to Paris.
Regardless of whether or not PSG ultimately manage to sign Odegaard, it goes without saying that he will continue to be one of Europe’s hottest properties. Certainly wearing the famous PSG jersey alongside some of football’s biggest stars would make quite an impression on European football – especially if they were donning their new kit with Martin Odegaard’s name across the back!