Martin Odegaard shows his class by scoring brace

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Norway's youngest ever international, Martin Odegaard, continues to enhance his burgeoning reputation. On Sunday, the 15-year-old - who has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona - netted a superb brace to inspire Stromgodset to a 2-1 victory over Lillestrom.

The attacking midfielder scored two goals before half time to effectively secure the win for fourth-placed Stromgodset, who subsequently opened up a seven-point gap between themselves and fifth-placed Lillestrom. To see the video - scroll down to the bottom of this page, or click here.

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Odegaard's reputation continues to grow

Odegaard has been linked with Europe's biggest clubs since news broke that Norway were planning to hand him a shock international call-up. He went on to make his senior debut for the Norwegian national team against the United Arab Emirates in August, and followed that up with an appearance against Bulgaria earlier this month.

By coming on against Bulgaria, Odegaard became the youngest player to appear in a European Championship qualifier - adding to the growing list of records the teenager has already broken during his brief career as a professional.

Odegaard to choose new club

Odegaard turns 16 in December and will soon have the opportunity to join one of Europe's top teams. Fresh reports suggest that the youngster is prepared to reject both Manchester United and Barcelona in order to secure a move to his boyhood club, Liverpool.

But the Reds will also need to fend off the likes of Juventus, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and the aforementioned Chelsea to secure his signature.

Video: Odegaard scores sublime brace

Is Odegaard to new Messi?

Odegaard has already trained with Manchester United and Bayern Munich in the past - he impressed coaches at both clubs - and has been personally invited to the Camp Nou, to take a tour around the ground and have a closer look at the facilities, by Barcelona.

Dubbed the 'new Messi' because of his sublime left foot, impressive technically qualities and low centre of gravity, Odegaard appears to possess all the tools to become a household name of European football. But he will be acutely aware that shining in the Norwegian top flight is much different to performing week-in, week-out in Spain, England or Germany.

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