Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he’s “saddened” by the upcoming arrival of Martin Odegaard at Arsenal.
A number of experiences have claimed that the Real Madrid midfielder will sign on loan at Arsenal within the coming days, with a deal lasting till the end of the season.
It’s understood the Gunners can have the choice of attempting to agree a everlasting move with Real Madrid in the summertime however for now it’s only a easy loan.
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Norway has made solely eight appearances for Real since 2015, which is its fifth loan move.
And Ferdinand admits it could be “disheartening” if Odegaard’s arrival surprised the progress of Emile Smith Rowe, who has simply been having common video games.
“I’ve heard about this youngster for an extended time now,” Ferdinand stated Pump. “He had an excellent loan interval in Spain in Sociedad and did very nicely.
“It has 100% potential. It is about Mikel Arteta unlocking that. I feel this child is a talent, there is not any doubt that. However he has to discover a home now. At Arsenal hopefully.
“I need him to do nicely. Arteta had a fame when he was in City and now right here at Arsenal for getting the best out of young players, hopefully that continues to be the case with this player.
“That is the one factor that worries me. If he is available in and takes over somebody like Emile Smith Rowe’s website, I will be depressed. As a result of he got here in and did unreal issues. The best way he has performed, he is been a breath of recent air at Arsenal, I am positive the followers in the event that they have been there would go loopy about it.
“It brings in assistants, it brings silence to the way in which Arsenal play. He’s the sort of player who may have performed for a lot of generations at Arsenal in the way in which he performs football. So hopefully he would not come in and sort of stun his development within the team as a result of he is been actually good the last few weeks. ”