Martin Odegaard losing his starting line-up place recently

Real Madrid’s youngster Martin Odegaard not expecting to see his loan deal with the Dutch side Heerenveen cut short

Written by – Nikolay Nikolov, May 13, 2017


The 18-year-old left Madrid this January in search of playing time and agreed on a one-and-a-half season loan deal.

Six months after, he’s made 13 Eredivisie appearances, scoring no goals, providing only 3 assists.

Recently, he even lost his place in the starting line-up, which made many people wonder, whether it would be better for him, if he returns to Real.

‘The plan for me is to play for Heerenveen next season,’ Odegaard told Omrop Fryslan.

‘My contract here is until the end of next season, although there is an option for a return to Real Madrid early. For now, it looks like I will be at Heerenveen next season as well. It’s never easy when you arrive at a new club,’ he added.

The midfielder was included in the starting line-up for seven games and appeared six more times from the bench.

Real Madrid paid around 3 million pounds to sign him from Stromsgodset in the beginning of 2015. His salary at Real was 80,000 pounds a week.