Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard is set to leave Real Madrid on loan this summer, with the player holding out for a move to Liverpool.
The 17-year-old has endured a tough start to life with the La Liga giants, making just one appearance for the Real senior side since his £3 million move from Stromsgodset in 2015.
Former Real manager Carlo Ancelotti recently described Odegaard’s signing as a “PR exercise,” saying “he was not a player who I asked for.”
With his fortunes failing to improve following the appointment of Zinedine Zidane, Odegaard is set to leave the club on loan this summer.
According to the Mail, Real are keen to find a German club to take Odegaard on, in order to gain first-team experience.
If they are unable to do so, with both Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen said to be baulking at Odegaard’s lofty wage, Real would look for a German manager for him to develop under.
That would seemingly be Odegaard’s ideal scenario, with both the player and his father keen to seal a move to Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp is yet to make an enquiry as to Odegaard’s availability, and at this stage seems unlikely, with the teenager’s angling for a move undermined by his rejection of the club last year.
Odegaard was given a tour of Melwood, Liverpool’s training facility, ahead of a possible move to Merseyside, but eventually opted against signing for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The Norway international is unlikely to secure regular first-team football under Klopp, either, with a host of attacking talents ahead of him in the pecking order.
Offering Odegaard an olive branch is not likely to be in Klopp’s interest, despite his potential as a young attacking midfielder.