Arsenal star Martin Odegaard tipped for shock move - pundit

By Alan Hutton

11th Jun, 2023 | 9:59am

Arsenal star Martin Odegaard backed to complete shock move - 'I wouldn't be surprised,' says pundit

Martin Odegaard could quit Arsenal for Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, former Tottenham and Aston Villa defender said although it seems unlikely, he wouldn’t be surprised if Odegaard did leave.

According to the Daily Mail (29 May), PSG have sounded out a potential move for the 24-year-old in the upcoming window.

The Gunners captain has two years left on his contract at the Emirates after arriving from Real Madrid in 2021.

This season the midfielder has been an integral part of Mikel Arteta’s squad, scoring 15 goals in 37 Premier League appearances.

Despite a disappointing end, Arteta’s side enjoyed a successful season that saw them push eventual champions Man City all the way and secure Champions League football for the 2023-24 campaign.

When asked if Odegaard could be tempted by a move away, Hutton told Football Insider:I would never say never in football, stranger things have happened, shocks happen.

At this moment in time I can’t see it. Everything will depend on the wages, structure, how much they are looking for.

I just think where he is at this moment in time, the captain, they are in the Champions League, they want to move forward.

Arteta looks like a sound manager so they will want to build on that in the future and Odegaard is a main part of that.

I think it would be a bit early to go somewhere else but then I would not be surprised. Football is football, it throws up some strange things.

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