Merseyside club reportedly have the edge over Man United in the running to seal the transfer of Real Madrid winger Martin Odegaard soon. The 20-year-old forward is impressing on loan at Real Sociedad this campaign but has struggled to break into the first-team at Los Blancos in recent times.
It makes sense that Martin could be on the move at the end of this campaign and Reds, Man United and Arsenal are among his suitors. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is not keen on doing business with the Red Devils due to bad blood over the potential Paul Pogba transfer.
One imagines this puts Merseyside club in a strong position, with Liverpool looking far more likely to be challenging for major honours in the next few years than the Gunners, who will do well to even qualify for next campaign’s Champions League. Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson left the Reds, and their replacement are necessary.
The German tactician has also done well at Liverpool to bring through talented young footballers and improve them, whereas many to recently join the Gunners have only gone backwards. Odegaard has contracted with the La Liga club until 2021, and his release clause is around €25m.
With Red Devils out of the running, Merseyside club surely have a big opportunity of winning the battle for the attacker, who could be on the move for a price tag of nearly £25m. Norway international has a vast potential and can become a top-class forward if he continuous improvement.