English Premiership

Odegaard: Reds my dream club

2014-11-13 10:09
Martin Odegaard (Getty)
Cape Town - Norwegian 15-year-old Martin Odegaard, who is known as one of the brightest properties in Europe, admits Liverpool is his dream club, but says that won’t influence his plans for the future.

The teenager was known to be one of the most promising talents in Europe even before he made his debut for the national senior side last month at the age of just 15.

Odegaard has been busy in recent months training with both the Bayern Munich and Stuttgart youth teams, meeting up with Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, visiting Real Madrid and is now set to see Liverpool's facilities for himself next month.

According to the Telegraph, the youngster has followed his father in becoming a Reds fan, but is confident that will not affect his thinking when he makes his next career choice, most likely in the summer.

"Liverpool have always been my dream club," Odegaard told German newspaper Sport Bild.

"But I will not let this affect my decision when I choose a new club.

"It's all about finding the team that is best for me and for my development. That is not necessarily Liverpool.

"I haven't really thought about my future yet. I will end the season here and then visit a number of clubs. I have not made a final decision yet, though.

"Of course, it's flattering when you hear that big clubs are after you, but I don't think about it too often."

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, however, was reluctant to talk about Odegaard but did praise his qualities.

"I know he's a big talent, at that age to be playing senior football at 15 and in a competitive league" said the Reds boss. 

"He's got wonderful ability and wonderful talent, but there's nothing much more to say on him."

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