Odegaard has failed to live up to his potential at Madrid and spent the last season and a half on loan at Heerenveen, before being linked to Aston Villa.
According to the Mirror, the Spanish club are keen to send the 19-year-old on loan to an English side as they hope exposing him to a tougher style of football and a pressurised environment will aid his development.
Having made his first-team debut at Stromsgodset at the age of just 13, the Norweigan arrived at the Bernabeu when he was 16, after Los Blancos won the battle for his signature, reportedly beating other European giants such as Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
The forward, having underwhelmed at Madrid and struggled to break into the first-team, was sent out on loan to Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie for 18 months in January 2017.
Odegaard is comfortable in any of the three attacking midfield positions behind the striker but has played most of his football on the right wing, often given the license to roam freely.
Due to their financial problems earlier in the summer Villa have not been very active in the transfer market and, if Steve Bruce can get the 19-year-old playing anywhere near his potential, he would be an excellent addition.
The news has proved divisive among Villa fans, with some excited by the arrival of a young Madrid star and others feeling it is a foolish move.
This kid is a top top player #avfc he would take the championship by storm.— DEAN ELLOR (@DeanEllor) August 12, 2018
Take him all day— Leon Armstrong (@CowabungaIXI) August 12, 2018
Get him— Rassie Griebenow (@RGriebenow) August 12, 2018
yes please— David Logan (@thelogan1975) August 12, 2018
If we're developing any youngsters it should be our own. Would much rather see Cal O'Hare given game time than this happen— Graham (@thegrahamcullen) August 12, 2018
Not for me this kids had attitude problems ever since he went to Real Madrid.— eddie johnson (@eddiej1981) August 12, 2018
Don’t need him, where would he fit in?— ETH (@EthanMasonBrown) August 12, 2018
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