Sergio Ramos shocks interest, Ben White ‘improved offer’, Odegaard says goodbye
HELLO ARSENAL FANS
Martin Odegaard has said a moving farewell to the club after returning to Real Madrid.
The Norwegian spent the second half of last season on loan in north London by the Spanish giants.
He wrote: “Thank you very much for these 6 months.
“My time with the Arsenal family will always hold a special place in my heart.
“I want to thank everyone in and around the club for the way you have made me feel like a member of the family from day one.
“A special thank you to the fans, even without you guys at the stadium for most of the season I have felt you with me all the time.
“A huge thank you to the boss and his team for everything I learned during my stay.
“Thank you also to all my teammates for the great times on and off the pitch. We will all miss you.
“Thank you, Gunner family. Always in my heart.”
But more positively, the Gunners’ hopes of signing Sevilla star Jules Kounde were boosted after Manchester United turned their attention elsewhere, reports suggest.
Kounde has enjoyed a breathtaking campaign with the Andalusians as he made 49 appearances in all competitions and garnered immense interest from the Premier League.
United, Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly keeping an eye on the star center-back, whose impressive La Liga performances have earned him an international call-up from France for Euro 2020.
But Dean Jones recently told The Done Deal Show that the Red Devils are prioritizing other defensive targets, mainly Real Madrid star Raphael Varane.
And finally, Nuno Tavares snubbed a more lucrative deal from Real Sociedad to sign for Arsenal instead, according to reports.
The 21-year-old flew to London on Friday to seal the £ 7million transfer from Benfica, but could have ended up in Spain after Sociedad’s latest offer.
Left-back Tavares is said to have signed a contract until 2026 in north London for £ 7million plus additions.
Portuguese agent Cesar Boaventura and British agency Sync Global were instrumental in getting Tavares to choose Arsenal over Sociedad, according to the Mail.
Although the LaLiga side are ready to shell out more money, Boaventura has reportedly convinced them to stick with Mikel Arteta’s men.