Martin Odegaard has signed a new and improved deal to remain at Real Madrid, it has been confirmed.
The 18-year-old is currently spending time on loan with Dutch club Heerenveen, having joined them on an 18-month loan in January.
Having joined Madrid in 2015 from Stromgodset, the youngster was highly tipped to go on and become a top player at the Santiago Bernabeu, however, despite being handed his senior debut after a spell with the B side – Zinedine Zidane decided to offload him on loan for playing experience.
19 appearances for the Dutch side has seen the Norwegian international find his form and it has been those performances that have handed the midfielder a new and improved deal with Los Blancos.
“My contract probably won’t run out in 2018,” Odegaard told VG sporten earlier this week.
“I’ve extended my contract but I don’t want to say much more on the subject right now.”
Meanwhile, Madrid face a busy September as Los Blancos prepare for their first fixture pile up of the season, playing a total of seven match up until October 1st.
Saturday sees the La Liga and European champions face off against Levante and it is expected that Zidane will allow a number of international players the chance to recover and miss that particular fixture.
Four days later and Madrid face off against Cypriot side APOEL in the first of their Champions League group games.
Three more La Liga games in September see them face Real Sociedad away from home, Alaves away and Quique Setien’s Real Betis at home; before meeting Dortmund in Germany.