Martin Odegaard ‘upsets Real Madrid staff’ since moving on loan to Arsenal

Arsenal loanee Martin Odegaard has reportedly upset parent club Real Madrid by failing to commit his future to the Bernabeu.

The 22-year-old is on loan at the Emirates until the end of the season having failed to impress head coach Zinedine Zidane.

Odegaard made just nine appearances for Real this season prior to linking up with Arsenal during the January transfer window.

He cost the La Liga giants £2.3million from Norwegian club Stromsgodset in 2015 but has so far failed to live up to his potential.

There's still a place for Odegaard at the Bernabeu, although his latest comments suggest his future could lie away from Spain.

"You never know what happens, but first of all my focus is about the rest of the season", said the youngster.

He continued: "Hopefully (I will) help the team, and then we’ll see what happens."

Those comments have caused upset back at Real according to a report from Spanish website, Defensa Central.

Odegaard's failure to commit to Los Blancos has not gone down well and could hasten his departure from the Spanish capital.

Arsenal would be in pole position for his signature, but the Gunners did not include an option-to-buy clause in the player's loan contract.

Nevertheless, he has impressed in his short-spell at the Emirates and played a starring role in Arsenal's 4-2 win over Leeds United.

He has made three Premier League appearances in total so far and appears to be an important part of boss Mikel Arteta's plans.

North London is just the latest destination on Odegaard's travels, which have taken him to four different countries at the age of 22.

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  • The midfielder began his career in Norway with Stromsgodset before being snapped up by Real Madrid in January 2015.

    He then twice moved on loan to Heerenveen and later enjoyed a temporary yet productive switch to Vitesse Arnhem.

    A season-long loan with Real Sociedad during the 2019-20 season then followed prior to his switch to Arsenal in January.

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