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Odegaard trains with Bayern

2014-12-13 14:20
Martin Odegaard (Getty)

Berlin - Bayern Munich believe they have a "good chance" of signing 15-year-old Martin Odegaard after the Norwegian teenager trained with the German champions this week.

Odegaard, who will 16 on December 17, has been attracting some of Europe's top clubs.

Coach Pep Guardiola confirmed Saturday Odegaard had been training with the first team, while Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Saturday's Bild newspaper the club was interested in signing the player.

"He is an exceptional talent and a good guy, very advanced for his age. We are making efforts (to sign him) and I believe we have a good chance," Rummenigge was quoted as saying.

Odegaard has now made a second appearance at the Bayern training ground after training with the youth team squad last year.

However Bayern are likely to face strong competition for a player who has become Norway's youngest-ever international.

Odegaard trained the previous week with Premier League side Liverpool, while European champions Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal are among clubs also reported to be showing an interest.

Odegaard became the youngest player to play in the Norwegian league when he made his debut for Stromsgodset in April.

In August he made his international debut for Norway against the United Arab Emirates to become the youngest player capped by Norway at senior level.

In October against Bulgaria, he became the youngest player to play in a European Championship qualifier.

 

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