Footballing giants to fight it out for Martin Odegaard.
Young Norwegian star Martin Odegaard is on the verge of deciding on his future, with the Mirror reporting that the 15 year-old has informed both Real Madrid and Manchester United that he will make a decision over his next destination following his sixteenth birthday in December.
Odegaard has emerged as something of a footballing prodigy in the last 12 months after becoming a first team player for high flying Norwegian Tippeligaen side Stromsgodset and also making his debut for the senior Norway side at the tender age of just 15 last month.
Liverpool have been believed to be leading the way after showing Odegaard, who is known to be a fan of the Anfield club, around the club’s facilities – but it looks as though it is Real Madrid and Manchester United who have made Odegaard the most convincing offers.
The report suggests that Real have offered Odegaard a bumper five year contract, but the degree to which Odegaard was impressed with the facilities at United could well swing his decision in their favour, potentially landing one of the most exciting young players in the world for Louis van Gaal to work with.