Real Madrid’s 17-year-old wonder kid Martin Odegaard could be joining Liverpool, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Odegaard, signed for €3m by Real in January 2015 from Stromsgodset, has appeared only once as a substitute in colours of Los Blancos and has been at the centre of controversy recently because of Carlo Ancelotti’s claims that Madrid’s recruitment of Odegaard was a PR exercise.
‘When Florentino (Perez) buys a Norwegian footballer, you simply have to accept it,’ Ancelotti wrote in Quiet Leadership, as quoted in AS. ‘Furthermore, the president decided that he would play three games with the first team as a public relations exercise.
‘He could be the best player in the world, but I don’t care because he was not a player who I asked for. That signing was to do with PR.’
Whether Odegaard’s potential move to Anfield would be temporary or permanent remains to be seen, but it’s clear the Norwegian is quite fond of the club, having met club officials for talks and trained with the first team in 2014 before joining Real Madrid.
“I visited Liverpool, the two Manchester teams and they were all very nice but my choice was Real Madrid and I am very happy with that,’ said Odegaard.
It is looking very possible that Odegaard will be keeping us entertained on Match Of The Day next season.