He might have made his high-profile move from Norwegian Tippeligaen side Stromsgodset IF to Real Madrid in Spain, but Martin Odegaard already seems to be wanting a loan move away from the Spanish giants in order to improve himself.   Odegaard, who is still just 16 years old, has already made seven appearances for the Norwegian national team, and is considered a prodigious talent in the Scandinavian country. However, after being signed by the Los Blancos earlier this year, Odegaard was relegated to the Real Madrid B team, which plays in the Segunda B, the third tier of Spanish football. Even there though, the teenage Norwegian has found it difficult to cement a place in the first team squad. Odegaard was called up to represent the first team side a couple of times, but both of those were pre-season friendlies. Thus, the 16-year-old Norwegian is believed to be looking for a short-term loan move away from the club in order to get more playing time, […]

  Outspoken PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told 16-year-Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard that he must grow up.   The 33 year old Swedish international faced Odegaard in a friendly between Sweden and Norway on Monday, and reckons it’s time for the 16-year-old to mature as a person. Martin Odegaard’s father, Hans Erik Odegaard, joined Real Madrid as a youth team coach as part of the deal which saw the young Norwegian agree to join Real Madrid in January over Liverpool FC, the club he supports. Speaking to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Ibrahimovic advised Odegaard: “It’s not easy (to fulfill potential), but he has a father that controls everything completely.” “First he must grow up and become a man and then get rid of his father.” Ibrahimovic might not be impressed by Odegaard’s father but had words of praise for the Real Madrid youngster: “He did well, played straightforward and didn’t lose many balls.” “He has a long time to get even better. It’s good […]

Martin Odegaard finally agrees to Real Madrid move. Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign 16-year-old Norwegian forward Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset. Odegaard will be presented to the media at a news conference on Thursday, the club said. Real did not disclose the details of the financial terms but Spanish media reported that they had paid around 3m euros. Odegaard made his debut for Norway as a 15-year-old in August and had been linked with many of Europe’s top clubs. A club statement read: “Real Madrid CF and Stromsgodet Football have reached an agreement for the transfer of Martin Odegaard”. The player will arrive in Spain tomorrow to undergo a medical and sign the contract.Manchester United,Liverpool, Arsenal,Manchester City and Bayern Munich were also said to be interested in Odegaard, who will apparently move straight into the Real first team. Odegaard is widely known to be a Liverpool supporter but despite reported interest from the club, he has chosen to […]

Former Denmark international and Real Madrid player, Michael Laudrup, has warned Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard against a Real Madrid move. 16-year old Martin Odegaard is hot property right now with all the big clubs including Manchester United, Barcelona, Dutch champions Ajax and Bayern Munich chasing after the starlet. However, it seems that the Norwegian is set to join Real Madrid having toured the club and attended the Madrid derby which Real Madrid lost to Atletico last week. Speculation is rife that the youngster will be a Real Madrid player soon with suggestion that a four million euro deal has already been agreed. The Norwegian press even went as far as reporting Odegaard will be handed a first-team squad place and the No. 16 shirt. Michael Laudrup, a former Real Madrid and Barcelona player, expressed that the youngster would be better off playing in the Dutch league in the development stage of his career. “I am not sure that the decision [Odegaard] […]