Ødegaard confirms he has renewed Real Madrid contract
The Norwegian confessed after the Under-21's 0-0 draw with Israel that his contract, which was due to expire in 2018, has been extended.
Martin Ødegaard remains out on loan with Heerenveen where he has made three starts so far this season and last night, after Norway's Under-21s played out a goalless draw with Israel, he admitted to VG sporten that he has renewed his contract with Real Madrid.
The young midfielder says he has agreed new termns with Madrid but didn't go into detail. When asked about his contract, which is due to expire next summer, he replied with a smile: “My contract probably won't run out in 2018. I've extended my contract but I don't want to say much more on the subject right now”.
Ødegaard joined Real Madrid from Strømsgodset in the 2015 winter transfer window with a reputation as one of the most promising players in Europe. He spent his first few months playing in Zidane's Castilla side although he was registered in Madrid's Champions League squad. He made his first team debut in May of that year, coming on as a substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 7-3 win over Getafe in the final league game of the season.
Developing at Heerenveen
Back in January, he decided to try his luck in Holland, joining Heerenveen on a one and a half year loan. He struggled to acclimatize to the Eredivisie at first but eventually found his feet and now is a first choice under Jurgen Streppel. He had the chance to break his contract and return to Real Madrid this summer but decided to remain with Heerenveen and gain regular playing time.
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