Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, is fighting tooth and nail to keep Martin Odegaard from going to Arsenal on-loan.
According to him, he would Zidane ‘really preferred’ Odegaard to stay at Real Madrid this season.
He told reporters: “Odegaard? He wanted to leave, we talked two, three times about it.
“He wanted to play and I told him to stay and fight for his place.
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“I’ve always wanted him in my team but it was his decision. I wanted him in my team.
“I wanted him back from his loan [at Real Sociedad last season] and I told him to stay because the season is still very long and he would have had his chances.
“But he wanted to leave and play. I really wanted him in my squad.”