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OFFICIAL: Odegaard joins Heerenveen on loan deal

The Norwegian prospect will play there until the summer of 2018.

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Martin Odegaard has officially left Real Madrid Castilla on a loan deal which will send him to Dutch club Heerenveen, currently fourth in the Eredivisie. The player will stay there until the summer of 2018 even though Real Madrid could decide to bring him back this next summer if they see fit.

Heerenveen will unveil the player today and Real Madrid will be hoping to see Odegaard playing relevant minutes this season so that he can develop properly and reach his true potential as a player.

Odegaard has been playing for Real Madrid Castilla ever since he signed for Real, although he featured in some matches with the first team and trained with them quite often. The Spanish Segunda Division B is clearly not the perfect division to develop a player and that's why Madrid decided to let Odegaard join a first division club in order to see if he has what it takes to be a Real Madrid-caliber player.

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