Stromsgodset wonderkid Martin Odegaard has strongly suggested that he could be tempted into a move to Liverpool after revealing they are his dream club.
The 15-year-old recently hit headlines across the world after making his senior debut for the Norway national team and has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the top of world football.
As a result, he has been linked with a host of clubs including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Ajax, Juventus and Bayern Munich, but only Liverpool hold a special place in the player's heart.
"It's all about finding the team that is best for me and for my development."
His dream club
However, Odegaard insists that his affection for the Anfield outfit will hold no bearing when he comes to make a decision on his future. Instead he will focus solely on joining the club that will aid his development best.
"Liverpool have always been my dream club," Odegaard told Sport Bild.
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"But I will not let this affect my decision when I choose a new club. It's all about finding the team that is best for me and for my development.
"That is not necessarily Liverpool."
Odegaard is reportedly ready to go on trial with Brendan Rodgers' men in the coming weeks and has already spent time with both Borussia Dortmund, Stuttgart and Bayern Munich.
Having experienced the high level at Bayern Munich, Odegaard admitted he could see himself moving to a Bundesliga club. Having already held personal meetings with Jurgen Klopp, it is clear that Germany is looking a likely destination.
"Of course, it's flattering when you hear that big clubs are after you, but I don't think about it too often."
No decisions yet
Despite the trials, however, Odegaard says he is still not thinking about his future. He wants to end the season with his current club before visiting a number of clubs to make a final decision in the summer.
"I haven't really thought about my future yet," he admits. "I will end the season here and then visit a number of clubs. I have not made a final decision yet, though.
"I don't know what will happen in the future. Of course, it's flattering when you hear that big clubs are after you, but I don't think about it too often."
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