According to a recent report in Marca, Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard is expected to leave the club on loan this summer as the La Liga giants aim to boost his development.
The Norwegian youngster arrived at Madrid amid huge interest due to his status as one of Europe’s leading prospects, as well as the competition for his signature at the time.
Capable of playing in a range of positions in the final third, Odegaard boasts plenty of quality with either foot and his time at Madrid has only enhanced his understanding of the game.
Now, Marca report that Madrid are looking to loan him out in order to aid his development, and one club which could give him the perfect platform to improve is at Scottish champions Celtic.
Newly-appointed boss Brendan Rodgers is a big fan of the player, and in 2014 he came extremely close to signing him while managing Liverpool after taking the player on trial (The Telegraph).
Rodgers likes his teams to dominate possession and play at a high intensity, and he’s seemingly exactly the sort of manager who Madrid would want Odegaard to play under over the next 12 months.
The Hoops will be keen to bolster their squad this summer and add fresh attacking talent to aid number one striker Leigh Griffiths, and a loan move for Odegaard ultimately ticks a number of boxes.
The 17-year-old is already a full Norway international having made nine caps for his country, and he made his debut for Madrid on the final day of the 2014/15 campaign, replacing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Odegaard would no doubt add something new at Celtic Park, and the experience of playing in a tough Scottish Premiership division in-front of 50,000 plus spectators will stand him in good stead at Madrid.