Photo: Stefan Johansen posts pic with Martin Odegaard on Instagram, all smiles

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The Celtic star was pictured with the 16-year-old in Rome.

Stefan Johansen was all smiles on his official Instagram page as the Celtic playmaker posted a picture with Real Madrid youngster Marin Odegaard.

Odegaard was linked with a loan move to Celtic after joining Madrid in the summer, according to the Scotsman among others, but talk of that seems to have died down for now.

That said, the 16-year-old has naturally come across difficulties being at a club as huge as Real Madrid and, should he need more first-team football elsewhere in the future, boss Ronny Deila would likely do his utmost to accommodate him.

As for Johansen, the Celtic man - who was Player of the Year last season - has endured a few poor games this term but is still as important as ever for the Bhoys.

For Norway, the clash against Italy represents the chance to guarantee qualification to Euro 2016. The Azzurri top the group but Johansen, Odegaard and co can leapfrog them or at least ensure they finish above Croatia.

Celtic fans will no doubt wish him all the best - and hope he returns to Parkhead to kickstart his campaign, aiding both the Bhoys' title tilt and Europa League group stage.

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