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Martin Ødegaard offered five year deal by Real Madrid

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Real Madrid are waiting on the result of an offer for highly rated 15-year-old Martin Ødegaard, Marca reports.

This comes after the same paper reported the signing of Mink Peeters, 16, and Marco Asensio, 18, from Ajax and Real Mallorca respectively - the fee for Peeters said to be worth around £2.7million.

Interest

Carlo Ancelotti's men aren't the only side reportedly interested in signing Ødegaard. Barcelona and Chelsea are among some of the other top European clubs that this young Strømsgodset playmaker has recently visited. However, their efforts look to be in vein with various sources suggesting Madrid as the teenager's most likely destination. A five year deal is believed to be on the cards.

In April, the Norwegian star became the youngest ever footballer to play in Tippeligaen. Just weeks later, he became the youngest player to score a goal in the division. The schoolboy hasn't failed to impress on the international stage either, having already won three caps for Norway's national side.

Breakthrough

Liverpool fan Ødegaard saw his biggest breakthrough come against Sandnes Ul where he was part of all his team's goals in a 3-1 away win - scoring one of five league goals he currently has to his name.

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Speaking about Ødegaard in an interview to ITV, Morten Gamst Pedersen said: "For his age he is unbelievable - his knowledge of the game is unbelievable and his technical skills are fantastic."

Potential

The former Blackburn and Norway winger went on to add: "The best thing of all is he is a really nice lad - he's down to earth and that will help him a lot wherever he ends up."

Due to rules, no deal can be agreed until Ødegaard's 16th birthday on 17th November. If Strømsgodset were to lose their academy wonderkid, the possibility of a loan deal back to the Southern Norway could well be in order as conditions of the deal.

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