3 reasons Martin Odegaard should return to Real Madrid this summer
According to reports from reputable Spanish sport's publication, MARCA, Real Madrid are eager to finally bring back Martin Odegaard, from his loan-spells elsewhere in Spain.
Martin Odegaard has had a great start to the 2019/20 season, helping his club position themselves to stake a challenge for Champions League football next season and winning player of the month award in September.
We should hold the fanfare, however. Just because Real Madrid may want the young Norwegian to return to the ranks, it does not mean that he is ready to make his awaited return.
Undoubtedly, Odegaard has been pondering his seemingly inevitable return to Real Madrid ever since he left the club. However, is this the right thing for the 20-year-old midfielder?
Here are three reasons why it could be a good idea for the Norwegian to return to Real Madrid next season.
#1 Madrid's ageing midfield
The central issue of Odegaard's first stint at the club was the lack of stability surrounding his place in the squad. He was competing with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Isco, for a place in the midfield and still a teenager at this point, there was simply no way he was going to be a regular starter.
However, Kroos and Modric are in their 30s now and as their careers begin to wind down, Real Madrid will have to start investing in the new era of the club. Due to this, one could expect that Odegaard would get the play-time and security that he so-desired in the first place.
Furthermore, Odegaard has shown this season that his talent is no joke. Over the last couple of years, many questioned his ability and whether or not he was just hype. With Real Sociedad, however, he has shown how brilliant he is.
It may not even be a case of waiting for Modric, Kroos, or even Isco to start winding down. Odegaard looks as though he could stake a genuine challenge for a place in the starting XI based on his current form and growth.