According to Daily Mail, French Champions Paris-Saint Germain are interested in signing Arsenal captain Martin Ødegaard this summer.
With Lionel Messi already departing the club for Inter Miami and Kylian Mbappe’s future up in the air, PSG are looking to add some new superstar names to their squad this summer and one name on the top of their list is Arsenal captain, Martin Odegaard.
Despite PSG’s interest, it is close to zero chance that Martin Odegaard leaves Arsenal this summer, or any summer in the near future for what it’s worth. The Norwegian is extremely happy in North London playing under Mikel Arteta and after helping get the club back in the Champions League for the first time in seven years, there is no chance he leaves this summer.
The 24-year-old is who Mikel Arteta chose to build his team around at the beginning of the 2021/22 campaign, after signing the Norwegian from Real Madrid in a deal worth £35million. It seems like a bargain after what Arsenal’s captain produced last season. He was the highest scoring midfielder in the Premier League during the 2022/23 campaign and was one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers throughout.
I’m sure Martin Odegaard will take PSG’s interest as a compliment as they look to spend big this summer in order to replace Lionel Messi and try and convince Kylian Mbappe to sign a new contract, but Arsenal’s captain will remain in North London.
Martin Odegaard is heading back from his summer holiday this weekend as Arsenal prepare for pre-season ahead of the 2023/24 campaign. The Norwegian is expected back at London Colney this weekend for tests. Then the Gunners fly to Germany at the beginning of next week to take on FC Nurnberg in their first pre-season game before heading out to the States.
Arsenal are also set to begin talks with their club captain very soon over a new deal which would see Martin Odegaard extend his stay in North London while becoming one of the highest paid players at the club. Mikel Arteta wants to tie down the Norwegian’s long-term future with the player happy in North London and desperate to sign a new contract.