Real Sociedad fear coronavirus could change Odegaard loan
The initial agreement for the Norweigan was supposed to be for two years but with the economic crisis set to hit clubs, that might change.
Martin Ødegaard's future at Real Sociedad could be affected by the current coronavirus crisis. In theory, the agreement reached with the loan deal was that La Real could bring him back to the Anoeta for a second season. The loan was just one season long according to sources at the club and Zinedine Zidane wants him back in Madrid this summer although others have said he needs another year of development.
The coronavirus will cause teams to tighten their purse strings now more than ever. The Norwegian is have a phenomenal season and will be a welcome addition to Zidane's squad at such a precarious time. He comes at zero cost too. He wanted to play another season at Real Sociedad but it seems that will be more difficult for the San Sebastian outfit.
Clubs will have to tighten their belts after coronavirus
All of the clubs in LaLiga and Europe will have to buckle up for an economic crisis after the coronavirus pandemic. A number of clubs including Barcelona have already announced lay-offs and salary cuts and the overall affect is not yet known. Real Madrid are already planning a clear-out with a look to bring in fresh faces and Odegaard is a no-cost option and he is one of the best players in LaLiga.
Real Sociedad do not know anything about Real Madrid's possible move for Odegaard and they inist that they figured he would complete his second season at the Anoeta as agreed. Relations between the two clubs are good and they believe in the words of those at the Bernabeu. They are counting on Odegaard next season and believe he is ready to stay having moved house recently to be in the centre of San Sebastian.
They believe in his word too because he has never once deviated from the plan publicly or privately that he is at Real Sociedad for two years. He wants stability to grow and to give himself the best possible chance to succeed once he does make it to the Bernabeu. He doesn't want to go back and sit on the bench. Right now, he isn't thinking of a return but he might be obliged to if Madrid insist.