Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard joins Vitesse Arnhem on loan
Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva
The youngest debutant in the history of Real Madrid is on the move to the Netherlands.
Once regarded as the best teenager, Martin Odegaard was transferred to Real Madrid in 2015 and has impressed with his outings with Real Madrid Castilla and the loan moves. He has played only two senior games for the Spanish giants and spent 18 months on loan at Heerenveen and is set to play for Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem, which looks like his last loan move from Real Madrid before he makes a permanent spot in the first-team.
Watch: Martin Odegaard played with the first-team in pre-season
The 19-year-old made his Los Blancos debut in 2015, coming on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the last La Liga match of the 2014-15 season.
"Vitesse has shown that it gives young players a chance to dare," he said. "I am happy with the opportunity that Vitesse offers me."
Vitesse are managed by former Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky.
Odegaard debuted for Norway at the age of 15 years and operates in the central attacking area and can also play on either wing. Real Madrid currently boast of a side with young forwards and with a prospect of the Norweign coming back to Madrid next season, it will be interesting to see how Julen Lopetegui will use him.
Published: Wed Aug 22, 2018 03:43 PM IST