Arsenal: Agbonlahor can't believe Odegaard could seal mega-money exit

By Gabriel Agbonlahor

8th Jun, 2023 | 6:29am

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Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed the possibility of Martin Odegaard leaving Arsenal for Paris Saint-Germain cannot be ruled out.

The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Gunners must tie the 24-year-old down “long-term” to prevent the French giants from swooping in with “silly money”.

Sources have told this site (1 June) that Arsenal are keen to wrap up a quick agreement with captain Odegaard over a new and improved contract – with his current deal set to expire in June 2025.

The Gunners want to secure his long-term future with a mega-money new deal amid interest from French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Odegaard notched 15 goals and eight assists in the 2022-23 campaign as Arsenal ran Man City close for the Premier League title.

He currently earns a reported wage of £115,000-a-week on his existing contract.

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Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “I don’t see him moving to PSG.

“He’s the captain, Arsenal have Champions League football to offer, and he loves being there.

“You can’t say he’s definitely going to stay, though, because PSG have got so much financial power.

“They pay silly money for players.

“Saka has signed, that’s great news, but they need to sign Odegaard up long-term.

“Spurs used to do it. Chelsea do it now. Five or six year contracts have got to be given to the likes of Odegaard and Saliba.”

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