Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard is nearing a loan move to the Bundesliga but is hoping that Premier League giants Liverpool table an offer for him.
In July, former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti stated that the signing of Martin Odegaard was nothing more than a publicity stunt, and that he was brought in to only make three appearances for the Los Blancos. The Norweigan whizkid was also set not to be included in the club’s 2016/17 pre-season tour, but due to interference from president Florentino Perez, manager Zinedine Zidane was forced to pick Odegaard for the United States tour.
Despite the 17-year-old’s good performances in the off-season, Zidane is of the opinion that he is not completely ready to play for Real Madrid. The Frenchman is looking to offload the youngster on loan with Bundesliga sides Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen reportedly interested in signing him. His father Hans-Erick has a meeting planned with the officials at the Real regarding his son’s club future, amid interest from Germany. However, according to Pete Jensen of Mail Online (h/t 90 Min), Odegaard is waiting for an offer from Premier League giants Liverpool.
Odegaard commands a salary that is reported to be close to £1.2 million a year. A wage as high as that is likely to put off the mid-table Bundesliga sides vying for his signature, leaving the door open for sides with higher financial muscle such as Liverpool. The 17-year-old could be a decent attacking option for Jurgen Klopp’s side and would fit into the style of football the German expects from his players at Anfield.
The Norweigan youngster is an attacking midfielder by trade, but can also slot into a deeper role when needed. He is a decent dribbler of the ball and can run rings around defenders on his day. He also has an eye for goal and does not shy away at having a go from distance. He also known to play quick-releases and his one touch passing is often a sight to behold. Klopp was reportedly interested in bringing him to Anfield in June, and with the player seemingly keen on moving to Liverpool, it wouldn’t be the worst decision for the German to rekindle his interest in the Real Madrid starlet.