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Paris Saint-Germain Preparing Shock Summer Move for €90m Rated Arsenal Star as Part of Their Rebuilding Process

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According to reports, Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has emerged as a surprising transfer target for French giants PSG. The Ligue 1 side are preparing for a summer overhaul of their squad after a disappointing campaign and have identified the Norwegian midfielder as one of their potential targets.

World Cup winner Lionel Messi departed the French Champions to join Inter Miami last month. Additionally, the future of Neymar at the club is also uncertain. This has caused a feeling of desperation around the club to replace the departing stars.

Martin Odegaard has been one of Arsenal’s best performers since he arrived at the Emirates Stadium. Being the club captain at just the age of 24 explains the crucial role he has played in the progress of club in the past two seasons. The midfielder played a pivotal role in the club’s Premier League title charge last season which eventually ended in a second-place finish.

Martin Odegaard
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According to Daily Mail, PSG are considering a shock move for Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard in this summer transfer window. The French giants have marked the midfielder as part of their rebuilding process. The club is looking to start with a clean slate and build a team according to the manager, instead of signing star players who don’t fit the system.

Considering the importance of the Norwegian midfielder at the Emirates, he should be untouchable in the transfer market. Manager Mikel Arteta knows exactly who to build his team around as the 24-year-old has clearly displayed his ability to lead Arsenal to victories with his skills and leadership qualities.

Although PSG may try to lure Martin Odegaard by offering a hefty wage double of what he earns now, but the Norway international seems to be happy at the Emirates and looks unlikely to make a move away. Moreover, the North Londoners are preparing to offer him a new and improved long-term contract.

The player himself may not agree to the move. Arsenal almost had their hands on silverware this season before slipping in the title race to Manchester City. This was one of the best seasons for the club in the past 6 years. They showed a lot of positive signs during the season based on which they can build something for the long term.

Why PSG Are Considering A Shock Move For Arsenal Captain Martin Odegaard?

Martin Odegaard has a similar playing style to that of Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City. Very few teams in Europe would say no to a player like the Belgian midfielder. PSG have been heavily reliant on their star players to get results consistently, especially in the big matches. However, that has not turned out great for them as they are yet to win the Champions League despite heavy spending.

The French club may now look towards creating a proper system without being reliant on its big players. The Norwegian could be the perfect player to build a team around. He is currently one of the best attacking midfielders in the world. Moreover, he is also just 24-years-old, suggesting a long-term future at the club.

Martin Odegaard
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The 24-year-old has the eye for a killer pass which can split up defences. To complement that, he doesn’t force such passes and focuses on keeping possession. He can fight to keep the ball and also has a very high defensive work rate, tracking back and putting in last-ditch tackles from time to time.

He opens up his body while receiving the ball to give himself more options while passing, making him the perfect fulcrum of the team. Moreover, he also has got a potent shot in him which can help his team in cagey matches when they fail to create chances. His leadership qualities have also been evident ever since he was made the club captain and also the captain of the Norwegian national team.

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Nevertheless, Martin Odegaard to PSG looks highly unlikely considering where the player is in his career at this moment. The Gunners will be looking to challenge for the Premier League title in the upcoming season and the Norwegian midfielder will be central to their plans.

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