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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Odegaard has got to find a home - Rio Ferdinand

Martin Odegaard has got to find a home - Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand is confident about the ability of Martin Odegaard and thinks it's time for the Madrid man to find a home hopefully at Arsenal.

Odegaard is set to join Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid as there are reports the Madrid star has already arrived in the UK. The 22-year-old wants playing time and after speaking with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, he is convinced he will get what he wants at Arsenal.

The deal is set to be complete today and Rio Ferdinand is aware of the talent of the young star who was a joy to watch when he was on loan at Spanish side Real Sociedad.

‘I’ve heard about this kid for a long time now,’ Ferdinand said while speaking on Five.

‘He had a good loan spell in Spain at Sociedad and did really well.

‘He’s got potential, 100%. It’s about Mikel Arteta unlocking that.

‘I think this kid is a talent, there’s no doubting that. But he’s got to find a home now. Hopefully at Arsenal.

‘I want him to do well. Arteta had a reputation when he was at City and now here at Arsenal for getting the best out of young players, hopefully, that follows true with this player.

‘That’s the only thing that worries me. If he comes in and takes someone like Emile Smith Rowe’s position, I’ll be devastated.

‘Because he’s come in and done unreal things. The way he’s played, he’s been a breath of fresh air at Arsenal, I’m sure the fans if they were there would be going crazy about him.

‘He brings assists, he brings a calmness to the way Arsenal play. He’s the type of player who could have played over a number of generations at Arsenal in the way he plays football.

‘So I hope he doesn’t come in and kind of stunt his growth in the team because he’s been really good the last few weeks.’

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