RealMadrid have agreed a deal to sign 16 year- old Norwegian forward MartinOdegaard from Stromsgodset IF in Norway.  

Odegaardwas presented to the media yesterday at a news conference in Madrid.  Hetook a picture with his new team-mates Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo!

RealMadrid have not disclosed the financial terms of the transfer but the Spanishmedia have reported the deal to be around €3 million.

Odegaardmade his debut for Stromsgodset IF in April 2014, becoming the youngest playerin the Norwegian professional Football league, where he soon became itsyoungest goal scorer.

Since his debut for the club, he has contributed with five goals and seven assists in 23appearances. He is a pure talent that playswith a maturity that is beyond his years; his father is Hans-Erik Odegaard, whomade over 200 appearances for local club Stromsgodset in his career and is currentlya youth coach at Real Madrid.  

As a 15 year- old the youngster made his international debut for Norway in August and in October he became the youngest player to feature in aqualifier for the 2016 UEFA qualifier in matches against Malta and Bulgaria! 

Despite his age, it is the manner of the quality of goals he has been scoring thathas since earned him plaudits and admirers from bigger clubs; he has been linkedwith all of Europe’s biggest clubs in this transfer window.


Odegaardwill now train with the Los Blancosfirst and the reserves and will play with the Castilla (Real Madrid B). The team is coached by former France legend Zinedine Zidane, and is competing in the third tier of Spanish football.

Theteenager is predominantly left-footed and has drawn comparisons to Barcelona’sLionel Messi for his style of play and his finishing.

 He models himselfon Messi, often timing his runs into the penalty box with perfection andprecision; hehas a good shot and a great sense of awareness of where he needs to be positioned,which is why Los Blancos are convinced he will be a star of the future.

Therewill be a few people at Los Blancos who will be keeping their eyes on the kid: hisfather Hans-Erik, Zinedine Zidane and Carlo Ancelotti, but surely,others from big European clubs will be monitoring as well.

The kid stillsupports Liverpool – so, who knows!