Cristiano Ronaldo teaches Martin Odegaard a trick in Real Madrid training

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Martin Odegaard hasn’t enjoyed the best start to his Real Madrid career.

The Norwegian starlet, who rejected a host of top clubs to sign for Los Blancos from Stromsgodset in January 2015, has made just one senior appearance for the Spanish giants.

That was against Getafe on the final day of the 2014-15 season. Carlo Ancelotti would later admit that he didn’t want to deploy the teenage playmaker, describing it as a “PR exercise”.

Odegaard was expected to leave the Bernabeu on loan in the summer, after failing to convince Zinedine Zidane that he is ready for first-team football, but FIFA rules stipulate that players under the age of 18 can’t move to a foreign club.

No managers in La Liga, it seems, were prepared to offer Odegaard a regular place in their starting line-ups.

The Norway international, who has already made nine appearances for his country, turns 18 in December and could leave Madrid on a temporary basis in January.

Cristiano teaches Odegaard a trick

Despite the fact he’s not currently in Zidane’s plans - certainly for La Liga and Champions League matches - Odegaard did train with Los Blancos’ first team on Monday.

And there was one moment caught on camera where Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to try and teach his young teammate a trick.

Odegaard didn’t try and replicate the skill - he may have feared messing it up in front of the three-time Ballon d’Or winner - but he must have felt secretly delighted that the team’s star was attempting to mentor him.

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