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The Norwegian midfielder, who joined Los Blancos in 2015 when he was 16-years-old, has started just five games for the Spanish giants this season after returning from a successful loan spell at Real Sociedad.
At this stage of last season Odegaard had started 16 of Sociedad's first 18 games, establishing himself as a key member of their first team squad.
It was around this time last year Martin Odegaard was the best shot-creating player in La Liga alongside Lionel Messi. There are about 6 boxes he would tick off -- things Real Madrid struggle with. Hope he gets to showcase that again at some point, here or elsewhere.- Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) January 14, 2021
In turn he flourished under the management of Imanol Alguacil, who had hoped the midfielder would stay put, but the 22-year-old was recalled from his loan spell at the end of last season at the request of Zinedine Zidane.
Despite wanting Odegaard to freshen things up in midfield area, Zidane has used the player sparingly - 367 minutes to be exact - and it appears Odegaard has had enough.
Spanish publication Marca report the midfielder has 'demanded' another loan move to secure more time on the pitch.
The Los Blancos manager, however, wants to keep the Norwegian at the Bernabeu due to a shortage of central players in attacking areas within his squad.
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Featured Image Credit: PA/Instagram - Martin Odegaard
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