Reports in France suggest that Real Madrid wonderkid Martin Odegaard is keen on a loan move to Scottish Premier League side Celtic next season.
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The 16-year-old moved to Real during the January transfer market, and despite making his record-breaking debut for the senior side this year, he is set to be loaned out next term.
Odegaard has endured some mixed outings with Real’s Castilla side and, according to Eurosport, was dropped by youth-team coach Zinedine Zidane despite earning a reported £80,000-per-week.
According to Le 10 Sport, the wonderkid may get some say over his destination and which of his many suitors benefits from his services.
In Spain, Real Betis, Villarreal and Malaga are believed to be keen on the youngster, while Southampton have also been linked with a move for the prodigy [Metro].
However, Odegaard appears to be looking elsewhere, and reportedly has his heart set on a temporary switch to Celtic.
This would afford him the opportunity of working his Ronny Delia, his former boss at Celtic, and it is clearly a reunion that appeals to Odegaard.
AS [via Le 10 Sport] have noted that the player and his family retain a close relationship with the Buoys boss, and see him as the ideal man to further the Norwegian’s career.
The player is currently with the Norway senior side; he already has five caps having progressed all the way through the youth age levels from U15 to U21.
Odegaard beat a record that had stood for a century when he became the youngest Norway debutant ever, making his first appearance for the national side as a 15-years-old against the United Arab Emirates in August 2014.