Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric has told the Daily Mirror that he believes Martin Odegaard can become a 'great player'.
Modric, who now plays with Odegaard at Real Madrid, has backed the 16-year-old wonderkid to become a star of tomorrow, after identifying his talents on the training field.
Odegaard is regarded as one of the brightest talents in world football, and Modric clearly feels he has the ability to back up the hype.
"He's a great talent, and before him is a great career," he said. "He has to work and train the best he can, he has the potential to one day be a great player."
Modric played against Odegaard this week, when his Croatia side took on Norway, and he was able to give his Madrid teammate a masterclass, which proves just how much further Odegaard needs to progress before he is the finished product.
Croatia beat Norway 5-1 in a stunning display, which showed just how much quality they have at their disposal, and Modric was vital to their win.
It was one of the heaviest defeats that Odegaard has faced in his burgeoning career and he will be hoping to take important lessons from the experience.
The attacking midfielder still has a lot to learn, and it is thought that Madrid could allow him to depart on loan to gain some competitive action next season.
One of the interested clubs is said to by Celtic, according to the Daily Mail, and the Bhoys will be encouraged to hear him earning such recognition from players of Modric's class.