Martin Odegaard assists two goals for Real Madrid Castilla

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Martin Odegaard has been a Real Madrid player for just over one year now, but he's yet to establish himself as a first-team player. 

That's not entirely surprising, however; the Norwegian international is, after all, just 17-years-old. 

But he is probably the most famous 17-year-old footballer on the planet right now. Odegaard has huge expectations to fill - he made his debut for Stromsgodset at just 15 - and fans are expecting big things from Norway's most exciting talent. 


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Up until now, of course, the teenager has only featured in one La Liga game for Real Madrid after coming on as a substitute against Almeria last season.

So how is Odegaard developing away from the Real Madrid first-team? Well, pretty well by all accounts. The teenager is currently starring for Real Madrid's Castilla team and it appears that he's enjoying himself. 

Impressive Odegaard 

In fact, during a relatively comfortable outing for Real Madrid's young team - they secured a 4-1 victory over Amorebieta - Odegaard stole the show.

The midfielder may have failed to find the back of the net throughout proceedings, but he produced a couple of brilliant individual moments. 

Indeed, as you can see in the video below, Odegaard assisted two of Real's goals in spectacular fashion. Using pace, trickery and precision, the Norwegian expressed himself in style. 

Watch the two assists and his individual highlights in the video below:

He's at the right place

It's not entirely surprising that the youngster has been linked with a loan move away from Real Madrid over the last couple of transfer windows, but there's no need for him to move on just yet. 

At just 17, it's important for him to settle down and develop correctly. Under the guidance of the Real Madrid coaches, Odegaard shouldn't have a problem in doing just that. 

He's clearly held in high regard at the Bernabeu; it was only last year, when he was 16, that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tipped him for success. 

As per the Daily Mail, the ex-Manchester United midfielder stated: "[He is a] good player. He's a young boy who can still grow - he's 16 years old.

"He has a good future. We must give him time to learn and to take the best decisions, but I see a lot of potential in the player. [He has a] good left foot."

In another year or two, if the youngster still hasn't managed to claim a place in Zinedine Zidane's side, then he should look to prove himself on the first-team scene. For now, though, Odegaard should remain patient in pursuit of long-term success in the game. 

Will Odegaard become a star at Real Madrid? Have your say below! 

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