The Frenchman brought him to the Bernabeu…
Martin Odegaard has revealed that he was persuaded to join Real Madrid by Zinedine Zidane.
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The 16-year-old turned down Arsenal, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich in order to join the Champions League holders. This is despite the fact that it looks like a far longer journey to the first team at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu than it does at of the other sides.
The youngster will mostly be playing the club’s second team at the start, which is managed by Zidane. The chance to work with ‘Zizou’ is one of the reasons that the midfielder chose the La Liga giants over others.
“It’s a big advantage for me that Real Madrid have a B-team playing in a very competitive league and are managed by someone who was one of the best players in the world,” the Norway international was quoted by the Daily Mail
Los Blancos also sweetened the deal by giving his dad a job as a youth coach, and giving the pair of them a villa to live in.
Not only this, but the teenager could potentially earn £80,000 a week with all of his bonuses. Even without bonuses he will still be getting £40,000 to take home.