Things have escalated pretty quickly regarding the transfer of Martin Odegaard to Arsenal. It was Thursday that the Spanish press first reported the move, and it’s been pushed forward since then.

The latest updates come from Defensa Central, a Real Madrid dedicated website who bring the financial matters which have been negotiated between the clubs.

They start their story by stating that Odegaard is joining the Gunners on a six-month loan spell, claiming there’s a good relationship between the sides and only a few details left to be sorted out.

It’s said the London club agreed to cover the midfielder’s wages, and also accepted to pay an amount of between €1.5m and €2m for his appearances for them.

The agreement ‘will be rounded off with Arsenal paying Real Madrid in case Martin explodes and ends up blowing up in the elite’.

That means there will be further potential payments related to objectives.

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Defensa Central also claims that at Real Madrid, they believe this will be Odegaard’s last loan before he finally becomes a major part of the Spanish club’s future.

It’s once again claimed that Mikel Arteta was crucial to getting the transfer done, and the 22-year-old really wanted to go out on loan to get more minutes.