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Real Madrid to Extent Odegaard Contract Before Finalizing Two-Year Loan to Real Sociedad

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The Norwegians deal is set to expire in 2021 and Madrid want to lock down their young starlet before his move to La Real

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Real Madrid midfielder, Martin Odegaard, looks set to join Real Sociedad over Bayern Leverkusen on a two-year loan agreement according to Marca. The player prefers to play in La Liga and feels he will have a bigger role at the Basque club. Real Sociedad’s president, Jokin Aperribay, confessed earlier this week to Radio Marca, that they had been talking with Odegaard and his representative for three months. Before departing, Madrid will extend the player’s deal until 2023 or 2024 as his current contract expires in 2021 and the club would risk losing their starlet on the cheap next summer or potentially for free the following season.

Martin Odegaard will not join the preseason with Madrid as the deal will be expedited so that he can integrate with his new club and city. The Norwegian had stressed the importance of sorting his future out early this summer, rather than waiting until the last minute like the previous year, in order to complete the preseason with his new team. In two years time, Odeegard will still only be 22-years-old. The multi-year loan will be a tactic that is used often by the club in order to keep the plethora of young talents they have content and to further aid their development. Madrid will likely have the option to recall the player after one year, if they deem it necessary.