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Martin Odegaard leaves Real Madrid for Vitesse loan

Martin Odegaard leaves Real Madrid for Vitesse loan

Martin Odegaard has left Real Madrid to join Vitesse on a season-long loan deal, both clubs have confirmed.

The 19-year-old was expected to become one of Madrid’s most exciting prospects but his impact has not been felt at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Odegaard, who has since been on loan over two seasons with Dutch club Heerenveen – made 43 appearances in the Dutch league – but returned to the Spanish capital this summer after they refused to make the move a permanent one.

A whole host of clubs have been labelled with interest but it has been Vitesse who have been most keen.

He will now link up with his new club, but it is understood a permanent option is not on the cards.

Madrid president Florentino Perez is still confident that Odegaard will come good at the Bernabeu, but time will tell.

The youngster has started just one game for Los Blancos, featuring in the Copa del Rey two seasons back.

Odegaard is the son of former footballer Hans Erik Odegaard, who played as a midfielder for Strømsgodset and Sandefjord Fotball and was assistant manager of Mjøndalen IF from 2009 to 2015.

He has made 12 appearances for the Norwegian national team, whilst also representing them at various youth levels.

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