Real Madrid’s Martin Ødegaard Gives A Classy Response To Interest From Ajax

Martin Ødegaard has broken his silence on a move away from Real Madrid after recent reports suggested that Ajax are interested in signing him this summer.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder is currently out on loan at Vitesse, but that hasn't stopped Ajax from turning their attention to the highly rated player.

Ødegaard, who moved to Madrid from Strømsgodset for a reported fee of around €3m in 2015, had a classy response to reports linking him with the Eredivisie side, especially with the €20m fee they would be willing to pay up.

"I try not to pay attention to it. I have to play well and score goals. If I do, clubs will watch you and a decision will be made in the summer where I will play. Ajax is a good club," he told De Telegraaf.

"I think that's too much money. I do not think that I have to cost so much money. But my agent talks to the people in Madrid and I hear later what comes from that."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Of course, the Spanish club would have the final say on whether Ødegaard would be allowed to leave, mainly for how he has a contract that keeps him at the Santiago Bernabéu until 2021.

While he has previously impressed for Vitesse, the Norway international had the opportunity to play against Feyenoord in a 1-1 draw at the GelreDome on Sunday.

Following on from the match, Ødegaard said that he was happy to have the opportunity to play against former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"We have not lost in any case. And for me today was one of the nicest things that I could play football against Robin van Persie," he explained.

"Really an [honour], because he has been a great player in Europe for so many years."

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