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Liverpool are linked with Martin Odegaard again and this time, I’m actually of the opinion that it isn’t a deal that makes sense for the Reds.

Football Fancast cites Fichajes as suggesting that Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are all chasing the Norwegian with Real Madrid after €50million for his signature.

The report states that Odegaard, who has apparently fallen in love with the Premier League, is viewed as a potential replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2021 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Don’t get me wrong – he impressed during his spell at the Emirates and I think he’s a good player but I don’t think he’s what Liverpool need right now.

And certainly not for €50million (£43m).

If Atletico Madrid are asking for that much for Saul – an experienced and established world-class midfielder – why would Liverpool spend the same amount on Odegaard when it would also require them to revamp their system?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Right now, it simply doesn’t make sense for Liverpool even if it’s a deal that the club was desperately trying to make happen seven years ago when he was invited to train at Melwood.

Of course, he wound up choosing Real Madrid and the glamour of becoming a galactico.

In hindsight, I think he’ll see now that was a mistake as his career would have received a lot more care at Anfield.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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