Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard is set to leave the club on loan this season, but his destination remains unclear as he awaits a chance to join Liverpool.
The teenager made an impression in a substitute appearance in pre-season this summer, but it isn’t likely to be enough to earn a shot at breaking into the first-team under Zinedine Zidane.
In turn, the Spanish giants will look at a loan deal to allow him to gain experience and playing time, with The Daily Mail reporting that a move to the Bundesliga is the most likely option.
It’s added though that his wage demands could be a stumbling block, and so the player and his father, Hans-Erik, are said to be hopeful that Jurgen Klopp will make a move for the promising talent and take him to Anfield for a year.
Odegaard visited Melwood when he was deciding which club to join earlier in this career, and it’s claimed that perhaps he was left impressed with the facilities and now favours a move to Merseyside particularly now that Klopp is there.
Whether or not he gets his wish remains to be seen as the German tactician has already been busy in the transfer market and may feel as though there are other areas of his squad that require his attention in the final few weeks of the window.
Nevertheless, given his potential, the former Borussia Dortmund boss may well be willing to give him a chance and take him on a season-long loan with Real hoping that he develops into the player that many expect him to.