Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard wants to leave Real Madrid on loan in the January transfer window, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague. Odegaard plays for Real Madrid Castilla, who are managed by Zinedine Zidane, and has featured just once for the senior side since his move from Stromsgodset.

He told Sky Sports: “We have to be patient with him. He is still 16.

“Real Madrid want him to help the team as it is essential it is a competitive team that forces players to improve. 

“Real want him to stay and start improving himself, with no goals scored yet this season, but he would like to move on on loan. 

“Conversations should take place soon about it.”

Odegaard, who turns 17 in December, has made 8 appearances for Real Madrid Castilla this season, but has not scored a single goal yet. The 16-year-old is known to be boyhood Liverpool fan and considers Steven Gerrard as his idol might want to make a move in the January transfer window, but it’s unlikely clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, and Chelsea would want him on loan. At the start of the season, Odegaard admitted Segunda B is a difficult league, and wants to play for the Castilla side, but it now appears he has changed his mind.

He said: “I’m 16, I’m handling things as best I can and I have a long road ahead of me. I’m in no hurry and there’s no reason for me to get stressed.

“Segunda B is a difficult division because there are lots of tough opponents and the pitches are often very bad.”

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