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ESPN – Real Madrid win Odegaard race, Arsenal’s Di Maria miss, De Gea doubt

The ESPN FC crew discuss the learning opportunity that 16-year-old Martin Odegaard will be afforded at Real Madrid and look ahead to what the future may have in store for the young Norwegian international. ESPN FC's Sid Lowe discusses the possible move of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista to the Premier League, with clubs like Arsenal having a reported interest in the 24-year-old. ESPN FC's Sid Lowe indicates a return to Spain is an option David de Gea has considered and believes Real Madrid would be tempted to sell Gareth Bale. FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has labelled David Ginola's campaign a 'stunt'. This week's roundup of the biggest news stories sees a predictable winner in the race to sign the next big thing, Arsene Wenger get Arsenal fans wondering “what if…” and the FIFA presidential race reaches new depths. 1. Teenage dream comes true (Wednesday Jan. 21) Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Southampton and Ajax all tried to tempt Norway's 16-year-old wunderkind to sign for them. However, the predictable conclusion of Martin…

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