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Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard could be a perfect fit for Middlesbrough, would solve lack of creativity

Martin Odegaard of Real Madrid during the International Champions Cup 2018 fixture between Manchester United v Real Madrid at Hard Rock Stadium on July 31, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Martin Odegaard has been linked with a loan switch from Real Madrid to Middlesbrough.

Martin Odegaard #36 of Real Madrid looks for the ball against the Roma during the second half of the International Champions Cup match at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2018 in East...

Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard has been linked with a switch to Teeside to join Middlesbrough before the loan window shuts at the end of this month. 

Tony Pulis has made some impressive signings this summer, but the Teesiders are yet to fill the void left by Adama Traore, who left the club for Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this month. 

But the signing of the 19-year-old would be a massive coup for Middlesbrough and could solve the creativity problem in Pulis' side. 


Odegaard signed for Madrid back in 2015, but was sent out on loan to Eredivisie side Heerenveen, where he made 38 appearances and scored just three goals.

However, the Norwegian attacking midfielder certainly showed glimpses of his flare in his time in the Dutch league, but a move to the Boro could be the turning point in his development.



Odegaard is a real threat with the ball at his feet and whilst running at defenders , something that Middlesbrough lack now Traore has departed.

Alan Hutton of Aston Villa battles for possession with Adama Traore of Middlesbrough and Mile Jedinak of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:Second Leg match...

The 21-year-old Spaniard made ten assists across the season for the Boro last term, whilst also scoring five goals from his wide position.

And Odegaard could be the perfect fit to fill that void on a season-long loan, especially with his potential arrival involving very little risk.

Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard (L) controls the ball in front of Juventus' Leandro Fernandes during the International Champions Cup (ICC) friendly football match between Real Madrid and...

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