Odegaard next club has been a secret during the summer. The club and the player knew that the Norwegian shouldn’t stay another year in Real Madrid and he has to leave on loan. There were a lot of clubs interested in the winger but it was a mystery his final decision.
According to the Norwegian newspaper VG and some French press, the youngster will play next year in the Ligue One. The club that has won the race is Rennes, middle team in the French League where Odegaard could enjoy a lot of minutes without suffering a great pressure.
The transfer will be made official this week. The player will be given on loan to Rennes who will not have any buy clause so Odegaard will come back at the end of the season to Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane thinks that the French League is a better competition for the development of Martin Odegaard and the coach has given his advice to the young player who had several offers from European big clubs. Zidane visited Rennes in 2014 when he was learning to become a manager, so he knows well Odegaard’s new club.
The Norwegian player had very good offers from the Bundesliga. Actually, it looked like the winger will play the next season in Germany because Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg had put a lot of interest in signing the Norwegian player. Liverpool showed also interest but it was a really big club for Odegaard at the moment.
Odegaard played last year in Castilla, the second team of Real Madrid. The team failed to be promoted to the second division in Spain so Odegaard didn’t want to play again in the Third Division in Spain. That is the main reason why Real Madrid and the player have been in talks the whole summer to find a new club.