Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard has signed for Vitesse Arnhem on loan. The Norwegian, who was once one of the hottest prospects in world football, signed for Los Blancos when he was just 16 years of age.
Now 19, Odegaard is looking to kick on, having spent the last 18 months on loan at Heerenveen. “The past year and a half I have played in the Eredivisie,” said Odegaard. “I was impressed by Vitesse. I got to know Vitesse as a good footballing team, with an offensive and dominant view of the game. “I think that way of playing is good for me. Vitesse has also shown that it gives young players a chance to dare. That is why I am happy with the opportunity that Vitesse offers me.”
The club’s Technical director Marc van Hintum added: “We are very pleased that Martin has chosen Vitesse. “Despite interest from other clubs, we were able to convince Martin with the vision that Vitesse stands for. Martin has qualities that can give a team a boost.”