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Arsenal sign Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid and Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United

Martin Odegaard will wear the number 8 jersey for Arsenal

Arsenal have signed Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Norway international Odegaard, 22, joined the Gunners on loan in January and made the move permanent for around £ 30million.

The deal for Ramsdale, 23, is worth £ 24 million plus an additional £ 6 million in add-ons.

He is available to visit Chelsea on Sunday but Odegaard missed it while awaiting his visa clearance.

The former Bournemouth man, who made 38 Premier League appearances for the Blades last season before joining the English squad for Euro 2020, will join Arsenal goalkeepers Bernd Leno and Runar Alex Runarsson.

His signing was announced by the Gunners after it was confirmed earlier Friday that Odegaard had joined the club.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta said: “Aaron is a talented young goalkeeper with vast experience and international experience for England. It will bring competition and that is what we want to create – healthy competition, high quality competition in every position. We identified Aaron as the ideal possibility. “

Aaron Ramsdale signs his contractAaron Ramsdale was part of the English Euro 2020 squad

Ramsdale and Odegaard, who signed a four-year deal with an option for an additional year, will join Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares as new signings at Arsenal this summer.

When asked what Odegaard would add to his squad, Arteta added: “A lot of things he brought with him last season – he made us better, we needed more options and alternatives for creativity.

“He’s still a really young man, but he already has a lot of experience in clubs and has unique talents for the way we play. I’m very happy that the club made the effort.”

The Norwegian joined Real Madrid from Stromsgodset in 2015, but only played eight league games for the Spanish team. He also spent time on loan at Heerenveen, Vitesse and Real Sociedad.

Arteta made it clear at the end of last season that he would like Odegaard to return to the Emirates on a permanent basis and has since spoken about adding more newcomers to his squad before the end of the transfer window on August 31.

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