Real Madrid have won the race to sign Norwegian 'wonderkid' Martin Odegaard according to reports.
The youngster has been scouted by multiple European clubs including Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Madrid's fierce rivals Barcelona.
Marius Skjelsbaek of TV2 Norway stated: "The latest we’ve heard now is that Martin Odegaard has been training with the B team of Real Madrid, which is Castilla and the coach is Zinedine Zidane. He has been visiting the club facilities at the huge train camp and he will also participate in the cup game tonight between Real and Atletico Madrid," when speaking to Sky Sports News.
Skjelsbaek has high praise for the attacking midfielder. The Norwegian journalist claims that despite being just 16 years of age, Odegaard "is far better than Jon Arne Riise, Ole Gunner Solskjaer or John Carew."
The youngster, who has already played for his national side, appears to be moving on to bigger and better things at Real Madrid.
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It is unknown what role the wonderkid will play when he signs on the dotted line at the Spanish giants. It is however unlikely, that with the strength in depth Madrid has and with how young the Norwegian is, that Odegaard will make any significant impact on the first team for years to come.
However Real appear to have won the race for the teenager who looks like he has the talent to potentially be as good as current stars Ronaldo and Bale in years to come.
This certainly comes as a timely boost for Real ahead of the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie against City rivals Atletico tonight. Atletico have also received a boost ahead of tonights cup clash through the signing of ex-player Fernando Torres on loan from Inter Milan following a permanent switch to the Italian club from Chelsea.
Torres had 84 goals from 214 appearances for Atletico before leaving for the Premier League and Liverpool in 2007.
Torres will hope that returning to the club where everything began will the Spaniard find the form that got him the original move to Anfield.
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