Real Madrid’s prodigy midfielder, Martin Odegaard, opens up about failed Barcelona transfer before the clash against Real Sociedad on Saturday.
Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard has become a star at Sociedad and will be featured in their League clash against Barcelona on Saturday. The 20-year-old now claims he could have been in a Barca shirt instead.
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Odegaard is in a spectacular form for Sociedad this season, where he currently resides on a season-long loan spell. He has made 14 appearances for the club, scoring three and assisting another four goals.
Zinedine Zidane is reportedly an admirer of the Norwegian and could be included in the manager’s squad next season, given the player maintains his current form.
Martin joined Los Blancos from Strømsgodset in 2015 on a staggering £50,000-a-week salary.
The Norway international has now revealed that Barcelona had once approached him for a transfer but according to him and his father, it wasn’t the right move.
“There were many teams that called my father and, yes, he traveled to Barcelona once, but in the end, it was not the move for me,” he told Noticias de Gipuzkoa.
He also claimed that Barca’s style of play would fit him, but so does his current employer’s as both teams are big on offense.
“I think my football would fit Barcelona, but I believe that’s also the case with Real Madrid. They want to win well and play with that offensive style… I like Spanish football where all teams are strong.” He added
Odegaard also displayed his affection for Lionel Messi and that playing against the Argentine is always special, however, he doesn’t believe his game is anywhere nearly as strong.
“He and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best in the world and it’s special to play against them, I like his style, of course. I can learn a lot from him by seeing how he does things, but he’s on another level and I don’t ever want to compare my game with him, he’s amazing.” Martin added
The youngster shared his thoughts on Barca’s current form and claims that he wants to cause trouble for the club, in their race to the top.
“Barcelona are playing very well just now but I think we can beat the best teams. Against Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, we were fine. It will be special and we want to play a good game and give them problems.”
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