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Real Madrid could end Martin Odegaard’s loan to Real Sociedad

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Odegaard could see his two-year loan deal to Real Sociedad cut short by Real Madrid, if the current season does not resume in the coming months.

Martin Odegaard could see his loan deal at Real Sociedad come to a premature end if the coronavirus situation further prolongs the current La Liga season.

The 21-year-old signed a two-year loan deal with Real Sociedad last summer and has excelled at the club.

This term, Odegaard has scored four league goals in 23 games and seven in all competitions.

But with the coronavirus crisis beginning to affect clubs financially as they are starved of income, Odegaard could now return to Madrid.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Madrid view the youngster as a potentially valuable addition to their first team from within their current squad. 

Los Blancos are also concerned about the uncertainty over Luka Modric’s future at the Bernabeu, with the midfielder now in the final 12 months of his contract. 

We already reported that Modric was among the five names considered to be sold by Zidane for a summer overhaul.

Odegaard is seen as Modric’s long term successor and Madrid could opt to sell Modric and bring in much needed money from his sale, while bringing their 20-year-old prodigy back to the club. 

The Norwegian has spoken of his desire to complete his loan-deal at Sociedad but it could all be affected by current circumstances.

It might also help Real Sociedad as a prolonged period without revenue will affect their finances, meaning Odegaard off their wage bill might be a relief in the circumstances.