Dani Ceballos comments on reported Arsenal target Martin Odegaard

Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the UEFA Europa League Group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard Liege at Emirates Stadium on October 03, 2019 in...

Unai Emery's Premier League outfit Arsenal reportedly want another Real Madrid starlet: La Liga Player of the Month Martin Odegaard.

Martin Odegaard of Real Sociedad looks on during the Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Real Sociedad at RCDE Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Dani Ceballos admits he is a big fan of fellow Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard amid claims that the pair could be reunited at Arsenal at some point, speaking to Goal.

Like Ceballos, who is shining since moving to the Premier League on a season-long loan deal, Odegaard has struggled to force his way into the first-team plans of the 13-time European champions.

The Norway wonder-kid famously joined Los Blancos as a precocious 15-year-old though, five years on, he is yet to make an impact at the Santiago Bernabau. But a temporary move to Real Sociedad has allowed Odegaard the opportunity to prove why he was once the most coveted teenager in world football.


He has seized it with both hands too, earning the La Liga Player of the Month award for September. And, according to El Desmarque, he’s caught the eye of an Arsenal side preparing for life without Mesut Ozil, although Odegaard won’t come cheap with a £72 million price-tag on his head.

Nonetheless, Ceballos would surely give this move his seal of approval.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06:Dani Ceballos of Arsenal  during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth  at Emirates Stadium on October 06, 2019 in London, United...

"I've only played alongside Odegaard for one pre-season but he still caught my attention. He can contribute a lot to La Real, he has a lot of room for improvement,” said the Spanish international.

Ceballos is only due to stay in North London until the end of the season and, who knows, perhaps Odegaard could actually replace him at Arsenal in the summer of 2020.

Then again, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and James Rodriguez seemingly past their best, there will surely be a chance for Ceballos and Odegaard to prove that they deserve a chance in Madrid.

OSLO, NORWAY - August 9: Martin Odegaard  of Real Madrid, Christian Grindheim of Vaalerenga  during  Pre-season Friendly  match between Vaalerenga and Real Madrid at Ullevaal Stadion on...

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