The moment Martin Odegaard has been dreaming of since he was 15 years old will come true in the last week of August.
The Norwegian playmaker joined Real Madrid in January 2015 with the idea of succeeding at the club, rejecting offers from the likes of United and Bayern Munich in the process, and now he will finally be able to show what he can do in Los Blancos ‘ first team.
The time has finally come and the player feels experienced, excited and ready to assert himself in Real Madrid’s dressing room.
Odegaard is happy that he will be able to demonstrate his desire to succeed at what he considers to be the best club in the world.
During the long pilgrimage that the 21-year-old had had untill his imminent return to the club, he has felt Real Madrid’s support throughout.
Those in charge at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu have been in constant contact with him, respecting the different teams he has played for but at all times watching his training sessions and matches.
The Norway international has nothing but words of gratitude for Real Sociedad and the season he spent in San Sebastian, a city that welcomed him from day one.
Odegaard was clear that either he would return to Real Madrid or the only other option was to stay at La Real for a second season on loan. There was no alternative.
Odegaard ‘s return may mean the departure of some of the current midfielders in Zidane ‘s squad.
Everything indicates that the Norwegian will have an important role, and it is necessary to add the presumable growth of Fede Valverde .
Toni Kroos and Casemiro seem to be fixed in Zidane’s plans, so we will have to wait and see what happens with Luka Modric and Isco .Both of them want to remain at Real Madrid, but their lack of game time or different role in the squad may force them to look elsewhere.
Zdiane believes the time has come to inject some energy and vitality into the Real Madrid midfield.
This decision seems to have come as a result of being knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester city; A game where no Real Madrid midfielder’s performance came close to Debryune’s.
Odegaard wants and definitely deserves regular playing time, something Zidane seems willing to give.
With Luka Modric turning 35 soon, perhaps the time has come for a player who has performed so excellently well at Sociedad , to live his dream.
Marca.com. /Adapted by Ozilala