If Celtic can sign Martin Odegaard on loan, it could be a great deal for the club.
Celtic manager Ronny Deila told the Daily Record earlier today that he feels his club could sign Martin Odegaard on loan.
Odegaard was recently unveiled by Spanish giants Real Madrid as their latest key capture and the Bhoys have emerged as a side that could potentially take him on a loan deal for the rest of the season.
If they pull it off then there are several reasons why Celtic are the perfect club for him.
The conditions and physical nature of Scottish football will allow him to rapidly develop in terms of his physical stature, while the team’s idealistic style will complement the natural attributes he already has.
If opposition sides looked to bully him around in a Celtic shirt, the Bhoys have the players who can stick up for him and protect him such as the club’s captain Scott Brown.
Odegaard will also work closely with Deila, who is effective when it comes to working with and using younger players.
He can benefit from Deila’s insight and strike up a relationship with his temporary boss, creating a stronger bond than he may otherwise do at the Bernabeu.
The fact the boss is Norwegian also helps.
There would likely be a long queue of clubs interested in a temporary deal for Odegaard, but Celtic arguably offer him a greater chance of playing more regularly.
For any talented young player like Odegaard, they need to be playing frequently in order to develop faster and make the most of their early talent.
The SPL will provide the Norwegian with the chance to stamp his authority and games and learn more about how to dominate in various aspects of midfield play.
It’s a no brainer as far as Celtic are concerned because they get a top quality player, who has proven he can cut it at senior level despite being just 16-years-old and he’s a player who gives Deila a new and exciting option across the middle of his team.