Norwegian midfielder, Martin Odegaard is looking for a loan move after one first team spell at his parent club, Real Madrid. The high profile youngster just signed a contract with the Spanish giants worth £2.3 million. Odegaard drew serious attention last season with remarkable forms for both the Norwegian national team and his former club, Stromsgodset.
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With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo at the attacking midfield position, Odegaard has only seen playing time once in the Champions League when he came on to replace the former Ballon d’Or winner. Odegaard has seemed to grow frustrated with playing for Real Madrid’s B team (Real Castilla) on a permanent basis and has complained that the opposition isn’t strong enough.
The 16-year-old has drawn immediate attention from Championship teams when he claimed that he wants to leave Spain on a short-term loan deal to further his football knowledge. While it is unconfirmed which Championship sides have a reported interest in signing the youngster, clubs such as Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers, Brighton and Hove Albion, Ipswich Town and Wolves are among the sides to be rumored in wanting to escort the midfielder to England.
Real Madrid seem to be brushing off the rumor mill in its early stages. They would prefer he stays with the B side, or moves on a short loan deal to another Spanish side, such as Getafe. Odegaard is expected to make at least one other appearance for he senior Real Madrid side before the transfer month in January. It is assumed his next appearance will take place in the first round of the Copa del Rey against Segunda Division B side, Cadiz. While it isn’t the ideal opponent to showcase his skill with the first side, Odegaard should relish the opportunity if he wants to grow his market and heighten his demand when the transfer market opens in January.