Norwegian 16-year-old pearl Martin Odegaard has trained this week with Real Madrid’s first team, confirming the rumours that he has signed for Los Blancos, although the club has not make it official yet.
The young playmaker arrived this week in Madrid to resume negotiations with the Santiago Bernabeu side. He met with Los Merengues directors, prior to visiting the training ground in Valdebebas and complete a training with Real Madrid Castilla under Zinedine Zidane coaching. He was also present at the Vicente Calderon to see the Copa del Rey clash against Atletico Madrid.
Negotiations seem to have come to a good end, since Odegaard joined the first team players yesterday in their training session.
Sources from the club have revealed Los Blancos stars were amazed by Odegaards talent. Real have not shared the images of the training session, and they won’t until the transfer is official.
Odegaard is arguably the biggest Under-17 prospect in Europe, and many European giants have tried to sign him since he turned 16 years old in December. The Norway international was very close to signing for Bayern Munich, but he has finally decided to join Los Merengues. Apparently, the possibility of learning directly from Zidane has been crucial.
Having turned 16, Odegaard is now legally allowed to sign a professional contract with a new club. He currently plays at Norwegian side Stromsgodset, where he grew up.
The talented midfielder has also made his debut for Norway national team, and he even broke a record, becoming the youngest player to play in the European Championship qualifying.