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Odegaard unsure about staying in Real Madrid -report

The midfielder fears that Casemiro, Kroos and Modric be the undisputed starters, according to AS.

Real Madrid Pre-Season Training Session Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard is still unsure about where he should play football this upcoming season, according to a report published on AS. Odegaard wants to establish himself as a starter in elite European football and fears that his minutes in Real Madrid will be very limited with Casemiro, Kroos and Modric still on the roster, per that same report.

At the same time, he saw that coach Carlo Ancelotti used the 4-3-3 formation against Glasgow Rangers on Madrid’s first pre-season game. The 4-3-3 is not the perfect system for Odegaard, even more so if the three spots in the midfield seem to belong to Casemiro, Kroos and Modric. The Norwegian playmaker could also be deployed on the right wing but that role seems unlikely given Madrid’s depth for the wing spots.

Madrid and Ancelotti want Odegaard to stay and fight for a spot in the lineup, but the young midfielder experienced a lot of trust from Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta last season, when he also played in his favorite role behind the striker as a pure number 10.

If Odegaard wants to leave Real Madrid, another loan deal seems to be ruled out and Los Blancos would want around €50 million to let him go. Will Odegaard stay and fight for his minutes or will he take the easy route and leave the club permanently?