Report: Real Madrid willing to loan Martin Odegaard amid Celtic rumours

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Real Madrid are reportedly looking to loan Martin Odegaard out next season.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Real Madrid are willing to loan out Celtic target Martin Odegaard - but preferably to a Spanish club.

Odegaard, 16, was one of the world's most in demand teenagers in 2014, before Real Madrid secured a deal to take the Norwegian to the Spanish capital.

The Norwegian playmaker has spent most of his time with the Real Madrid B team, but did make his debut for the first team against Getafe last month.

Now, Madrid have appointed former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as their new manager, and AS believe that Benitez is keen to loan Odegaard out next season.

That could be of interest to Celtic boss Ronny Deila, who gave Odegaard his first team debut at former club Stromsgodset, with The Sun suggesting that Deila was keen to lure Odegaard to Glasgow on a season-long loan deal this summer.

However, AS believe that Real Madrida re instead hoping to send Odegaard out to a Spanish club, with Real Betis, Villarreal and Malaga all in the running for Odegaard's signature.

The report also states that, with Odegaard travelling with the Real Madrid first team this summer, no move will be done until August - and whilst Celtic will have hope, Real are seemingly intent on keeping him in Spain.

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