The rush for Martin Ødegaard's signature has come to a close, and Real Madrid has announced their victory. The Spanish giants have confirmed that the young Norwegian international will join the club via a press release.
Real Madrid C. F. and Strømsgodset Fotball have reached an agreement for the transfer of Martin Ødegaard.
After undergoing a medical exam, the player will hold a press conference with the director of Institutional Relations, Emilio Butragueño, today 22 January at 1:30pm CET in the Ciudad Real Madrid press room.
Thus, the most recent reports were true, and one of the game's talented young players has chosen to join the ranks at the Bernabéu. There are claims that he loves the idea of playing for Madrid's B team in the Segunda División (They're currently in the third division which is Segunda B.) under head coach Zinedine Zidane. We also have the reports that they're going to give his father a coaching job in their youth ranks.
We've seen Bayern go after and sign young player such as Sinan Kurt and Joshua Kimmich, and the club made a strong push to bring Ødegaard to Munich. FC Bayern may have missed out on this one signing, but the club will win far more of these battles than they will lose in the coming years.