Martin Odegaard wants January loan move

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Martin Odegaard is said to be seeking a loan move in January according to Sky Sports' Guillem Balague.

The Norwegian starlet joined Real Madrid in January this year from Norwegian side Stromsgodset after an impressive debut season.

Odegaard made his debut for Stromsgodset when he was only 15-years-old and became the youngest player to feature for the club.


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The skillful attacking midfielder also became the youngest player to play in the Champions League during the same year in a match against Steaua Bucharest.

Odegaard gained serious attention when he made his international debut, playing the full 90 minutes in a friendly against the United Arab Emirates in August 2014, breaking another record and becoming the youngest player to ever represent Norway.

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His high-quality performances and undoubted potential attracted the attention of Europe's biggest football clubs. Real Madrid won the race for the talented midfield maestro, beating the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool FC.

Since signing for the Spanish giants, Odegaard has featured heavily for the B team - who play their games in the third tier of Spanish football - in the Segunda B.

Odegaard has featured once for Real Madrid's first team and became the youngest player to represent the club after coming off the bench against Getafe in the final game of last season. He has since found his chances in the first team limited.

Guillem Balague, Sky Sports' Spanish football expert said: "Real Madrid want him to help the team as it is essential it is a competitive team that forces players to improve," he added: "But he would like to move on loan. Conversations should take place soon about it."

Martin Odegaard himself has spoken about the situation and named the quality of Segunda B as a reason for him seeking a move: "It is a difficult division due to lots of tough opponents and the pitches are often bad."

As Odegaard is one of football's rising stars, finding a top club to take him on loan in January will not be a difficult task.

Whether Real Madrid will let their Norwegian wonder kid leave remains to be seen.

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