Martin Odegaard And His Agent Spotted In Airport Ahead Of Potential Transfer
Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard is in Germany ahead of possible talks with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, according to reports.
Norwegian outlet TV2 claim that the 20-year-old landed in Düsseldorf airport with agent Bjørn Tore Kvarm and his father Hans Erik.
It is not known if conversations would be about a loan or a permanent transfer but Spanish publication Marca did report that the 'possibility was great' over a move to Leverkusen.
The BayArena, Leverkusen's home ground, is just half an hour away from Düsseldorf airport.
TV2 are reporting Martin Odegaard and his entourage have arrived in Düsseldorf, as the player closes in on a loan move to Bayer Leverkusen.
- Muddassir Hussain (@muddassirjourno) June 20, 2019
BREAKING: Martin Ødegaard has landed in Düsseldorf with his father and agent. His loan move to Bayer Leverkusen for one season is imminent. [tv2] pic.twitter.com/OdKBum5yyb
- B. (@BlancoStats) June 20, 2019
Odegaard has rarely featured for Los Blancos since he was snapped up on a six-year deal.
It looked to be going smoothly for the Norwegian when he made his first start during a 6-1 Copa Del Rey victory over Cultural Leonesa.
But the 19-year old struggled for first team minutes in the coming months, and was later sent to Heerenveen in the Eredivisie for 18 months.
After making 38 appearances for the club he returned to Madrid, but was once again sent on loan to the Eredivise, this time to Vitesse.
It hasn't exactly gone to plan for Odegaard since his big move to the Bernabeu but his international career has been far more impressive.
He went up against Spain in a European Championship qualifier earlier this year and in a moment of brilliance, he outwitted Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets with his lightning quick feet.
SKILLS ' Ødegaard n'a fait qu'une bouchée de Busquets ! :dash::fire: pic.twitter.com/LBcyxFCJQH
- Eleven Sports (FR) (@ElevenBE_fr) March 26, 2019
Do you think Bayer Leverkusen would be a good move for Odegaard? Or should Zinedine Zidane give him a chance in Los Blancos' first team?
The Norwegian admitted that he was "surprised" by Madrid's recent managerial appointment.
"I didn't think Zidane was going to return so soon, but I think he's a perfect coach for Real Madrid," he told Spanish publication AS.
"He can make a good group again and create something very good. I think it's very positive."
It has the potential to be a great piece of business from the Bundesliga side.
Featured Image Credit: Martin Odegaard/Instagram