Arsenal remain interested in signing Norwich attacking midfielder Emi Buendia but it will depend on how their talks go with Real Madrid over Martin Odegaard’s future, according to Football League World.
The website reports that a deal for the Canaries playmaker will likely hinge on whether they can get Real to agree to another season-long loan deal for Odegaard, rather than having to sign the Norwegian permanently.
The Gunners will have a limited transfer budget in the summer and they won’t be able to afford both players, so if Odegaard can be secured on a temporary basis once again, it would free up the funds necessary for Buendia.
Both playmakers are reportedly valued at similar amounts, so Football League World‘s claims do make sense in that regard. It is believed that Norwich will hold out for around £40m for Buendia while recent reports say Odegaard is valued at around £50m.
It is definitely interesting to hear, though, that Arsenal are willing to go after both midfielders at the end of the season if finances allow.