Stefan Johansen explains why Martin Odegaard should join Celtic

Stefan Johansen highlights what Celtic can give Martin Odegaard that the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United cannot.

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has urged Martin Odegaard to join the Scottish giants.

The 15-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked with a whole host of clubs in Europe, including Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.

Currently at Stromsgodset and already a full Norway international, Odegaard is believed to have a bright future and is rated very highly.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are also claimed to hold an interest in the teenager, and his compatriot Johansen believes that he should move to the Glasgow-based club.

"I’ve talked a lot with Martin,” The Scotsman quotes Johansen as saying. “We keep in touch and speak on the phone a lot. I’ve told him that Celtic can be a good choice for him.

"The way we play would suit him. We have the ball a lot and that’s what Martin likes. He wants to be on the ball and creating chances. Every team needs a player like that.

“He also knows the gaffer at Celtic but it’s difficult when so many clubs want you. What can I say? He’s a patient boy and is very mature in the way he thinks...

"I speak to him all the time and he knows the manager here at Celtic and also myself. But he needs to choose for himself.

“I’m sure he will make the right decision – although if he wants to take my position in the team at Celtic, he can stay home in Norway!"

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has worked with Odegaard at Stromsgodset and has already revealed his interest in signing the youngster for the Bhoys.

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