Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has been sent back out on loan in Holland to Vitesse Arnhem as his frustrating spell at the Bernabeu continues.
The 19-year-old joined the Spanish giants in 2015 from Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset but has since only managed to make two senior-level appearances for the club. The young midfielder had been touted as one of the most promising players in Europe prior to his arrival in Madrid 3 years ago, however, he has been unable to break into the first team and has spent the last 18 months out on loan with Heerenveen in the Netherlands.
Odegaard already has 12 caps under his belt at international level with Norway, having made his debut for the country when he was just 15 years old, but his progress at club level has been much slower. Despite featuring 38 times for Heerenveen last season, Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has elected not to recall him to the senior squad in the Spanish capital, instead sending him back to Holland for another loan spell.
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According to BBC Sport, the Norwegian starlet has today completed a move to Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie, despite Heerenveen apparently trying to secure his services for another year.
BBC Sport also states that Odegaard expressed his delight following the temporary switch, telling reporters: “Vitesse has shown that it gives young players a chance to dare.
“I am happy with the opportunity that Vitesse offers me.”
Los Blanco’s supporters will hope that he can impress for his new team this coming season and increase his chances of returning to action with the first team in Madrid someday soon, given the fact that his potential remains so great at such a tender age.