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Are Bayern Munich potential frontrunners to sign highly sought after Norweigan starlet?

Bayern Munich look to be potential frontrunners for Martin Odegaard, much to the chagrin of everyone in Europe.

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Unless you've been living under a rock, or don't pay attention to transfer rumors, you missed the rounds in August that many of Europe's biggest clubs were sniffing around Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard. With the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester United, etc. being bandied about it was only natural that Bayern Munich were thrown into the mix. It wasn't a hard guess to make considering Bayern Munich scouts have probably watched all the top young talents in Europe.

This week Sport BILD reported that Bayern Munich had indeed spoken with Odegaard about joining them on a transfer when he turns 16. The 15-year-old has even visited Bayern Munich to view their training facilities and setup and he's been invited back (ooh). He's even extremely comfortable with the Bayern Munich staff if you are inclined to believe the words of a Bayern Munich scout (cough salesmen cough). The Norwegian star is currently only 15 and is ineligible to sign with a foreign club until his 16th birthday according to FIFA rules.

Coincidentally that date arrives in the middle of next month. It's like a Christmas present for Bayern Munich. Odegaard is under contract at Stromsgodset IF in the Norwegian Tippeligaen through June of 2015, but in all likelihood that is a youth contract and not a fully professional contract. He's made 24 appearances for the senior side as well as three national team appearances for Norway.

However, it's not just the other financially monstrous European giants that Bayern Munich have to fend off as both Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart are also in the hunt for his signature. I'd recommend Dortmund send Jurgen Klopp to Norway in his yellow banana outfit - nothing engenders teenagers quite like a giant anthropomorphized piece of fruit.

As a reminder, he's this kid.

Now is when you "ooh" and "ahh".

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