Finally it’s official. Martin Odegaard will leave Real Madrid on loan to play in the Eredivisie in the Netherlands. The winger will have the opportunity to shine with Heerenveen, currently situated in the fourth position of the Dutch League.
Since his arrival to Real Madrid in 2015, it was pretty clear that Odegaard will leave the Spanish capital to look for opportunities outside the giants. He has finally stayed with Los Blancos 18 months, playing most of the time with Castilla, in the Third Division of the Spanish football. However, he also had his opportunities with the first team, playing this year in Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa, for instance.
The Norwegian wonder kid goes on loan to Heerenveen for a 18 months period. The Dutch Club will have the winger until the summer of 2018. However, Real Madrid will have the option to get him back at the end of the present season, in June 2017. The midfielder was the youngest ever player to appear with Real Madrid t-shirt, aged 16 years and 157 days.
The youngster failed to earn a position in the first squad and the club was looking for possibilities, so he could develop himself with an European top team. In the last summer, Odegaard was very close to join the French team Rennes, but some bureaucratic problems with the FIFA avoided the operation.
Odegaard is now over 18 years old, so he has no longer any problem with his status and both the club and the player have agreed on giving him on loan to Heerenveen. The Dutch team is performing a great season and they might be able to play European competition the next year. At the moment they are fourth in the table, only five points behind PSV, in Champions League positions.
Now, Martin Odegaard will have the opportunity to grow as a player and earn the possibility to go back to Real Madrid. Asensio, Carvajal or Morata are the latest examples of players leaving the club, doing a great job and after getting the opportunity to return to Bernabéu with a place in the squad. Will Odegaard triumph in Holland?