Report: Celtic claimed to have agreed deal to sign Martin Odegaard on loan

Celtic have reportedly won the race to sign Real Madrid wonderkid Martin Odegaard.

According to TMW, Celtic have reportedly beaten off all opposition to sign Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid on a loan deal.

The Bhoys have shown a long-term interest in the Norwegian midfielder, and as first-team chances are limited at the Bernabeu, Madrid are willing to send him out on loan to gain consistent footballing experience.

The BBC claimed earlier this week that the Scottish champions were not the only team interested in signing him, with Getafe hoping to bring him across Madrid for the season.

However, Celtic look to have won the race for his signature, with Ronny Deila’s influence likely helping to clinch the deal to bring him to Parkhead.

The 16-year-old was handed his debut at Stromsgodset by current Bhoys head coach Ronny Deila, and a move to Celtic would all-but guarantee playing time in a division which, whilst competitive, will not be too hard to adapt to.

On the face of it, Celtic are the perfect club for Odegaard to move to, and it appears as if the young and talented midfield will be turning out at Parkhead for the duration of the 2015/16 season.

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