- Match Analysis
Norwegian winger Martin Odegaard is understood to be waiting to see if Liverpool are interested in taking him on loan, before making a temporary switch to the Bundesliga.
The 17-year-old is set to go out on loan this campaign, after signing for Los Blancos as a 16-year-old last year, with Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg both reportedly ready to spend big on taking the highly-rated youngster on loan.
However, Odegaard, and his father Hans-Erik are believed to be taking time in confirming a temporary switch to the Bundesliga, in hope that Jurgen Klopp will take an interest in bringing him to Anfield.
Both Odegaard and his father keen on a loan move to Germany, where Real right-back Dani Carvajal on loan during his own development, with it understood to best suit the player’s style of play.
But with Liverpool having shown an interest in the youngster, before he joined Real, Odegaard is keen to see if he will be offered the chance to join one of England’s most successful clubs, instead.
The Reds won’t be in Europe next season, and has ultimately set them back in their attempts to sign big name players, such as Mario Gotze, who subsequently returned to Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich, after Klopp failed to convince him of a move to Anfield.
However, despite his inexperience, Odegaard would be seen as a quality acquisition, should Klopp decide to take a punt on his £1 million-a-year pay packet. But, for now, it currently seems a move to the Bundesliga is more likely.
Odegaard toured numerous top clubs in Europe last year, including Liverpool, before deciding on a move to the Spanish capital. However, Reds fans’ hopes of seeing the Norway international pulling on a red shirt at Anfield are not completely over, yet.