Real Madrid set to receive bumper Ajax offer for wonderkid Martin Odegaard

David Cooper - Writer 10:42 05/03/2019
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Ajax are interested in tempting Real Madrid to sell wonderkid Martin Odegaard this summer for close to €20 million, according to reports.

Odegaard, 20, has recorded a promising five goals and six assists in 21 Eredivise appearances this term while on loan at fifth-placed Vitesse Arnhem. These are the best figures recorded by the much-heralded Norway creator, who became the youngest player to represent Los Blancos in May 2015.

Radio Marca have stated this excellent return has piqued the interest of Dutch giants Ajax, who have cash to spend after the €75m sale of centre midfielder Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona. They have will have a tough time convincing his employers to take up the offer, however, because president Florentino Perez is an avowed fan and a contract renewal has been inked until 2021.

When asked about purported interest from Ajax by Voetbal International, the coveted €3m signing from Stromsgodset in January 2015 replied: “Nobody knows what can happen in the future.”

Odegaard has spent the last few seasons in the Netherlands. From January 2017-May 2018 he played for Heerenveen, prior to linking up with Vitesse.

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