Martin Odegaard snubs Premier League clubs to join Real Madrid
The Martin Odegaard saga might have come to an end with Real Madrid emerging as the eventual winners. 16 year-old Odegaard is regarded as one of the brightest young talents to have emerged in football for a long time. Odegaard has already represented his country at the age of 16 and he has already scored 5 top-flight goals for his club Stromsgodset.
Real Madrid have managed to fend off interest from the Premier League trio of Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City. Livepool were tipped to be Odegaard’s eventual destination after his more than successful trial at the Anfield club. Post his trials, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers took Odegaard to a private dinner with Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.
Odegaard, who can play in the attacking role behind the striker is the hottst property in world football right now. Major clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Ajax, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City all wanting to sign him. In the past month Odegaard has been on a “Football World Tour” as he has trained with each of his potential suitors.
As per reports in Spain, Odegaard has come to a decision now and he has chosen the current European Champions Real Madrid. Odegaard is in Madrid as we speak and has travalled to Spain with his father Hans-Erik and agent Tore Pedersen to wrap up a deal with Real Madrid. Odegaard first travelled to Spain on November 2, when Odegaard was called by Real Madrid in their private jet to train with Madrid’s first team squad.
Norwegian newspaper VG claim that, deal between Martin Odegaard and Real Madrid is all but done now and it will be announced before the week ends. After the announcement, Odegaard will move back to Norway to complete his high school studies and will continue to play his club foortball with Stromsgodset this season. Ode gaard wil move to Real Madrid at the begining of next seaon.
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