Liverpool enter the battle to sign €40m-rated Norway international

Martin Odegaard has no qualms about making a permanent transfer to the Merseyside giants in the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old playmaker, who is currently on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid, is also a target for the Gunners over a move in the upcoming window.

Martin joined Real Madrid from Stromsgodset in winter 2015, arriving at the club amid a lot of hype and fanfare surrounding his talent. Odegaard is yet to establish himself as a regular for La Liga giants, who have instead hauled him out on loan four different times.

It is at Real Sociedad where he particularly impressed last campaign and it was mooted that Norway international could be ready to make it big at Real Madrid this term. However, after failing to nail down a spot in Zinedine Zidane’s side, the Norwegian playmaker was sent to Arsenal for the second half of the campaign.

At Arsenal, Martin has settled down well after being eased in by the Spanish manager, with martin now a mainstay for Arsenal. Odegaard has played 13 games for the Gunners, with two goals to show for his efforts. And, the north Londoners are eager to not let the footballer leave for good in the summer.

Indeed, widespread reports have suggested that the Gunners want to sign Martin permanently in the summer, and for good reason, with the club in search of a long-term replacement for Mesut Ozil. However, Arsenal are reportedly facing stiff competition from Liverpool, with the German manager is a keen admirer of his talents.