Real Madrid have decided they don’t want to sell Martin Odegaard this summer, despite Arsenal reportedly being interested. Their reason, it has been claimed, is that they want to keep the wonderkid in order to use him as bait to sign Erling Haaland.
Madrid are eager to sign Haaland in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Norwegian striker is one of the most sought-after players in the world, and is valued at £99million by Transfermarkt.
He has been on fire for Borussia Dortmund this season, with 25 goals in 24 appearances across all competitions.
He will have a release clause of £65m active from the summer of 2022, but a number of teams are interested in signing him this summer in order to beat the queue.
Chelsea are determined to sign him, reports suggest, as are Madrid.
And it seems Los Blancos have a trick up their sleeves in order to do so.
Reports in Spain suggest Madrid want to use Odegaard to help them convince the young striker to sign for them.
Odegaard and Haaland have played together for the Norway side, and are claimed to have a good relationship.