Real Madrid see Martin Odegaard as a key part of their plans and will not consider selling him when he returns from loan at Arsenal, AS report.
Odegaard had an impressive loan stint at Real Sociedad last season, recording seven goals and nine assists in 36 appearances across all competitions.
He was recalled to Los Blancos’ first team last summer but barely featured for the club. He only managed 367 minutes before being loaned out in January.
The Norwegian has since played 875 minutes for the Gunners in all competitions, scoring two goals alongside several other contributions.
It has been suggested that the Premier League side may be looking to sign him permanently, but Los Blancos appear determined to keep Odegaard.
The club have reportedly planned to reduce the workload on the old guard of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, and it is added that Odegaard will have his chance to impress.
Odegaard found himself on the sidelines of the first team earlier this quarter, and he decided to strike a temporary deal with the Gunners.
He left a good impression with his performances, but the north London club may have a hard time convincing Los Blancos to sanction his sale.
Modric will be 36 later this year and Zinedine Zidane could see Odegaard as a potential long-term successor to the Croatian.
The Norwegian has two more years on his contract and he has repeatedly said he wants “stability and development” in his career.
While Los Blancos are firm in their position to keep Odegaard, the Gunners could still offer to sign him another temporary deal.
The north London club have a good association with the Spanish giants. They signed a loan from Dani Ceballos for a second year last summer.
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