“You have made me feel like a Caterano,” those were the farewell words of Martin Odegaard to Real Sociedad. The club’s website officially announced the departure of the loanee and his return to Real Madrid. The statement released by the club is as follows:
“It’s difficult to leave an impression so deep in such a short time, but Martin Odegaard has succeeded. The player leaves us to return to Real Madrid, but we will never forget everything that has made us enjoy this unforgettable season. His goals, his football, his character, his effort, and his humility have allowed Martin to be remembered with immense affection by the entire Real Soceidad family. He himself wanted to thank all that love in his video. Eskerrik asko, Martinxo, and we wish you the best for the future.”
The video can be found here:
Martin tells fans of Real Sociedad that he has to say goodbye, but “it has been an unforgettable year for me”.
“I have lived incredible moments with this shirt — my game at Reale Arena, my first goal, our qualification for Europe and much more. You have made me feel like just another Caterano. All of the affection on the field and off the field each day, I will never forget. I wish the best for the club, the manager, and my teammates”. Odegaard looked on the verge of tears as he said goodbye to the club.
The video and the statement from Real Sociedad confirm the reports from earlier this week, Martin Odegaard will return to Real Madrid this summer.