Bayern Munich chairman on United and Liverpool target: ‘We’re trying to buy him’

Manchester United and Liverpool target Martin Odegaard has impressed on a trial with Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted his interest in signing highly-rated youngster Martin Odegaard.

The 15-year-old wonderkid has been on tour of top European clubs in recent weeks, spending time training with potential future employers Liverpool, Arsenal, Ajax and now Bayern Munich.

The attacker came to the forefront with a number of sparkling performances for Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset before going on to represent the Norway national team.

His suitors are in great number, but United and their Premier League rivals Liverpool are said to be pushing hard for his signature ahead of the January transfer window.

The Premier League duo, however, are understandably in competition with a number of fellow European heavyweights and Bavarian outfit Bayern Munich are the latest to admit their interest in acquiring him.

Reported by Sky Sports Italia, the Bundesliga champions’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has been forthcoming about his intentions of securing Odegaard on a long-term contract.

“He’s an extraordinary talent," he said. "We’re trying to buy him and I believe we have a good chance."

Bayern have a successful history of acquiring young players, developing them and bringing them through to the first-team with left-back David Alaba being the latest.

Despite being so young, his probable January move will fetch his current club Stromsgodset a sizeable transfer fee – with a sum of £12 million being mentioned in the press.

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