According tor reports from British tabloid Independent, highly rated Manchester United and Liverpool target has trained with German giants Bayern Munich in secret. The 15 year old Norwegian is the hottest prospect in World Football currently and is on the wishlist of almost all of Europe’s top clubs.
Odegaard trained with Liverpool recently and there are claims that he might train with Arsenal too in the coming weeks. Bayern however are believed to be leading the line to sign the teenager with manager Pep Guardiola allowing him to train with the first team in a bid to convince him to join the Munich outfit. Munich based newspaper TZ revealed details of the secret training while Guardiola didn’t answer when asked about Odegaard in a press conference. However club official Markus Horwick confirmed the validity of the tabloid report.
It is believed that it was Odegaard’s second visit to Bayern’s training session and youth team coach at the Allianz Arena outfit claimed that he was “already too good” for the youth set-up. Manchester United and Arsenal are also interested in the player and might soon arrange training sessions for him and it will ultimately boil down to Odegaard’s own decision to join the club that he prefers.
Odegaard is set to turn 16 later this month and Fifa rules claim that players from non-EU countries can only be signed after their 16 birthday. Odegaard however himself said that he is interested in joining Bayern. “I follow the Bundesliga, and it’s a very strong league. You can see that in the way their teams play in the Champions League.”