Former Man United target to be loaned out by Madrid

Posted on Jun 8 2015 - 7:57pm by Staff Writer

Real Madrid are looking to loan out Martin Odegaard ahead of the new season, according to AS.

The Norwegian youngster was heavily criticised towards the end of the season by his team-mates after failing to turn up for training sessions with the Spanish club’s Castilla side, who play in the third-tier of Spanish football.

A number of Castilla players have labelled the young midfielder as having a ‘can’t be bothered’ attitude, a claim of which has now been acted upon by the club’s coaches.

Attacking midfielder Odegaard joined Real Madrid in January for a fee of £2m from Stromgodset after impressing for the Norwegian club side and national side, whom he made his debut with at the age of 15.

Now, 16, Odegaard is being linked with a loan move away from the La Liga club after failing to impress.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is said to be keen, whilst La Liga trio Villarreal, Real Betis and Malaga have been linked.

Both Manchester United and Liverpool were tracking Odegaard before he signed for the Spanish giants.