Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard unsure about his immediate future
Real Madrid’s sixteen-year-old prodigy Martin Odegaard is unsure where he will be playing his football next season. After spending half a season with Los Blancos’ reserve side, the Norway born attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to a top flight La Liga club on loan.
Odegaard, who joined Real Madrid from Stromsgodset in January has been linked with a loan move to several European clubs. Leading the way are Villareal and Getafe who both have a good chance of prising the talented youngster as they both are in La Liga and would provide a good learning experience.
Celtic has also been mentioned as one of the possible destinations for the Norweigan. Ronny Delia, head coach of Celtic who gave Odegaard his debut for Stromgodset when he was not even 16 years old has refused to rule out a loan move.
However as per AS, Odegaard has said that Madrid and Benitez have yet to decide on his future, saying “First we will have to come to the end of preseason and then we will see”.
Having scored only 1 goal in 11 appearances for the Real Madrid Castilla and dropped from the Castilla side last season after a run of 4 consecutive defeats by Zidane, Odegaard admits that life can be tough when playing for the world’s top sides.
Speaking after a 0-0 draw against Valaerenga in his home country,Odegaard said "It's always difficult, but I'm only 16, I'm handling things as I can and I have many years to develop as a footballer said. "I don't have to be in any hurry and I can play without any pressure or stress”.
"I've learned a lot every day, from the players in the matches, I've been training well and I feel good. I think that I can show even more than I have done up until now."
Could stay at Castilla
According to a report from Spanish daily MARCA Odegaard will stay at the Castilla this season. Although the decision is not final, Real Madrid still believe that this is the best way in which an eye can be kept on the Norway born attacking midfielder.
This would mean another season in the Spanish second division for the youngster and Real Madrid believe that he will grow even more under the tutelage of Zidane.