Bayern join the long list of clubs looking to lure Martin Odegaard.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have confirmed that they have made an offer to prodigious Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard, report the Mirror, news that will come as a blow to both Liverpool and Arsenal, the two Premier League sides that allowed Stromsgodset youngster Odegaard to train with them in recent weeks.
The 15 year-old, who is already a regular for high-flying Norwegian Tippeligaen outfit Stromsgodset and has been capped for the Norwegian national team, trained with both Liverpool and Arsenal as they put him through their paces and looked to persuade him to make the move to the Premier League, whilst Real Madrid have also been strongly linked with the teenager.
Pep Guardiola’s league leading Bayern Munich are the latest side to invite Odegaard to training with them, however, and the club’s chairman and former player Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted that the club have been sufficiently impressed to make an offer to the player:
“He’s an extraordinary talent. We’re trying to acquire him and I believe we have a good chance.”
Liverpool will still hold out hope of persuading Odegaard to decide on Anfield as the right destination for his development, however, with the Norwegian knows as having grown up as a fan of the club and been impressed when he toured the club’s facilities recently.