Report: Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard to head to Getafe on loan next season

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The Norwegian star has been linked with a loan move next season, but it looks like hopes Celtic had of taking him to Glasgow are all but over.

Real Madrid's talented wonderkid Martin Odegaard is set to head out on loan next season according to the Mail, but he will not be taking in a loan spell at Celtic, despite the presence of his former Stromsodset manager Ronny Deila.

Reports had previously linked the 16-year-old, Real Madrid and Norway's youngest ever player, with a loan switch to the Bhoys, as per the likes of the Scotsman earlier this year, as he looked to get some regular top flight football under his belt.

Odegaard spent much of this season playing for Real's reserve side, and both player and club believe he would better off in a more competitive league.

Given the player's connection to Deila, the man who gave him his professional debut, it seemed only natural that Celtic would be considered, and rumours persisted for a long time.

But now the Mail are reporting that he will instead remain in Madrid, signing for Getafe and being able to settle down further in the city while also featuring in La Liga for the Deep Blues.

The Mail also say that Malaga, Villarreal and Betis are interested in the youngster, but that they would prefer that he stay in Madrid.

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Odegaard coincidentally made his Real debut against the club he could be joining next season, coming on for Cristiano Ronaldo in a 7-3 win at the Bernabeu.

It helped him add another couple of records to his huge list of achievements on account of his youth.

Odegaard is already the Tippeligaen's youngest ever player, and he added both La Liga's, and therefore Real Madrid's youngest debutant title to his short career.

Crazily, the midfielder played for Norway at just 15-years-old, breaking an 104 year old record for his country.

All of those records rely on his quality to be on the outskirts of those sides. The trick for Odegaard now is cashing in on his potential and becoming a vital member of each starting eleven.

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