Erdegaard reveals he turn down Arsenal before joining

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Erdegaard reveals he turn down Arsenal before joining.

Norway midfielder Martin Edegaard admits. He had previously turned down offers from Arsenal as a youth player. Before eventually coming back to work together

Edegaard is regard as a young player at the top level.

After making his mark at hometown club Stromgoset at an early age. And at just 16 years old, he became a Real Madrid player after passing a club selection patrol in a talent test. And one of them is Arsenal under Arsenal Wenger.

“My father was in charge of everything about looking for clubs for testing. We traveled to many places, including Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Arsenal. which is now very close to working together We travel to the Arsenal training ground. I met Arsene Wenger, he invited me and my father to dinner.

“In the end, I chose Real Madrid. I talked to my father a lot. Like family members and finally Real Madrid is Real Madrid. They hold the record for winning the most Champions Leagues in football. They are a team full of the best players in the world. But what they offer me Well. They have a B team. where I can now be a part of that team. And at that time the manager was Zinedine Zidane, who I admired very much.

Edegaard spent six seasons with Real Madrid almost every year without playing in the B team. Had to go out and play on loan He had very few first-team appearances at Real Madrid, and that ultimately led him to leave, with Erdegaard admitting that Arsene Wenger continued to monitor his performances. come

“I met Arsene. when he returned to the club. He said he continued to monitor my career path. After I chose to move to Real Madrid, he said he was concerned about my choice. But now he’s very happy to see the results. Under the right environment for me.”