Martin Odegaard Produces Brilliant Skill To Leave Two Defenders Bamboozled
Martin Odegaard was the teenage sensation a couple of years ago, long before any of us actually saw him play, but now the Norwegian has to battle back to the limelight and this little flick certainly shows he's capable of getting back there.
When a 16 year old Martin Odegaard and his dad were touring the big clubs of Europe and deciding whose money to take as the teenager started his journey as a professional footballer he was all the rage.
Since then though Odegaard has gone through some rough times not being able to get much game time at the Bernabeu and gone out on loan at Eredivisie side Heerenveen whilst others have overtaken him.
Odegaard during one of his few matches in the Real first team. Image: PA
Fellow teenager Kylian Mbappe has become the name on everyone's lips, and is actually three days younger than Odegaard, earning himself a huge move to PSG whilst the Norwegian is yet to make it on the big stage.
Now on loan in the Netherlands Odegaard has the chance to rebuild his confidence and despite not scoring last night he did produce a piece of magic to make fools of two Sparta defenders:
Not very Spartan defending from the opposition really:
Before his loan spell started midway through last season the youngster had only played two games in two and a half years in the Spanish capital and had reportedly had a falling out with then Castilla manager Zinedine Zidane.
However his continued good form since being away from the club has made it more likely that he will return next season to be part of the first team, even if regular starting places are still unlikely to follow straight away.
Los Blancos have shown a great desire to sign up some of the best youngsters from Spain and further afield as they look to build for the future in a way they are regularly accused of forgoing in preference of short term success.
Odegaard signed in January 2015 after being chased by the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Can he live up to his potential at Real?