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The reasons that made Odegaard sign for Real Madrid and reject Barça

Published:5/03/2020 - 21:56h

Updated:5/03/2020 - 23:54h

Martin Odegaard has become one of LaLiga's greatest stars in Real Sociedad, and his future is linked to Real Madrid. One of his agents has revealed the reasons that made him to sign for the white club and reject Barça

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LaLiga 2019-20 has found to numerous footballers disclosure, and one of the more talentosos is Martin Odegaard. After some years of cessions in Holland in which his training was marked by the altibajos, the midfield player has consolidated in the Real Sociedad, that of the hand of Imanol Bailiff is litigating by the places of access to the Champions and recently put in the final of the Glass of Rey.

To his 21 years, the Norwegian is one of the big hopes of the Real Madrid, that does a lot of that tied his future. To finals of 2014, in the capital attained to do with his services, after one turns by Europe in which the youngster, his father and several representatives chose his destination. Kent Karlsen, one of his agents, explained in the 'Chain BE' how gestó the mudanza of the young, that even refused a proposal of the rival maximum.

"First we had a meeting in Norway and afterwards invited us to Barcelona. We visit the club and knew to Zubizarreta, that explained us all the project of development that have with the basic football. It invited us to a party of Champions against the Ajax, went a very special night. The Barça is a big club, but Martin and his father valued a lot of things to take a decision", commented, doing reference to the sportive director.

The intermediary recognises that the situation of the Catalans, blocked without being able to fichar, prejudiced them in the negotiations. "At the end they visited other clubs and chose another. The sanction of the FIFA played against of the Barça in the signing of Martin. Accept the proposal meant that the player had to remain a year more in Norway because the Barça could not incorporate players in 2015. And they did not see it clear", added.

"What why chose to the Madrid? At the end this was a complete package. They designed a plan for Martin, would train with the first team and the plan was well. Zidane went him to involve a lot in the day in day out and all the club presented him a big project. At the end, it followed the feeling that had, the feelings that noticed and finish him convincing", sentenced the Scandinavian, that revealed a little known detail of the crack.

Odegaard Is a firm admirer of Leo Messi

Karlsen Also mentioned that Leo Messi is an absolute idol for Odegaard, that tried to imitate him when it was small: "it would have loved Him play with Messi, was the player to the that Martin studied when it was small. It tried to imitate his passes, his dribblings, his vision of game, everything. I can not even say that it dreamed to play with him, I do not know it. Obviously you can not compare to any player of the planet with Leo. It is the best, and therefore when your see to play Martin today can see this process of learning and all what studied of Messi".

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