Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard is ‘anxious’ to see if Liverpool are interested in taking him for the season after his club made it clear that a loan move would be his best option this season.
The 17-year-old playmaker, who shot to prominence when he made his debut for Norway at 15, has been at Real Madrid for a year but mainly played for the B Team, Castilla, and has only turned out once for the senior side – a 7-3 win over Getafe on the final day of last season which made him the youngest debutant in Real Madrid’s history at 16 years, 157 days.
And The Daily Mail says that, although Odegaard’s father would prefer his son to move to The Bundesliga, he would also be keen to find out if Liverpool are interested.
The 17-year-old and his father hope Liverpool show an interest
The alternative to playing in Germany would be playing for a German coach with the player and his father anxious to see if Jurgen Klopp makes a move this summer for the young international who went to Liverpool’s Melwood to look at facilities when he was deciding which top Europen club to join.
He’s a wonderful talent who Liverpool have been interested in in the past.
But the crucial question is whether they can offer him some substantial playing time this season. The youngster is not going to join another club on loan just to sit on the bench.
And TFF believes that he would seriously struggle for minutes at Liverpool in a squad which boasts the brilliance of Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Philippe Coutinho in the attacking areas.
So while it would be exciting to see what he could do in England we don’t think Liverpool would necessarily be the best fit for him at this stage of his career.
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