Real Madrid ‘could end Martin Odegaard’s loan to Real Sociedad after a season’ with Luka Modric’s future uncertain and club to save money due to corona virus outbreak
- Real Sociedad initially entered into a two-year loan agreement to sign Martin Odegaard
- Real Madrid is open to the return of Odegaard after the impressive 2019/20 season
- Odegaard’s return would help Madrid save money on new acquisitions
- Odegaard’s contract with Madrid ends in June, but he has an option for an extra year
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Real Madrid could shorten Martin Odegaard’s two-year loan with Real Sociedad if LaLiga does not resume in the coming months, according to reports in Spain.
Odegaard signed a two-year loan agreement last summer and excelled this season after seven goals and assists in 28 games.
But with the coronavirus crisis that left clubs crippled financially for lack of income, Odegaard was now able to return to Madrid.
Real Madrid could cancel Martin Odegaard’s two-year loan from Real Sociedad this summer
Madrid is considering installing Odegaard as the long-term successor to Luka Modric
Odegaard’s return would help Madrid save money on autograph sessions during the Corona virus crisis
Many clubs are likely to have lower transfer budgets because they struggle to make ends meet and according to that Mundo Deportivo, Madrid sees Odegaard as a potentially valuable addition to their first team from their current squad.
Madrid is also concerned about the uncertainty about Luka Modric’s future in Bernabeu, with the midfielder now in the last 12 months of his contract.
Odegaard is seen as Modric’s long-term successor, and Madrid could choose to sell Modric and bring in much-needed money from his sale, while returning their 20-year-old prodigy to the club.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admires Odegaard’s talents after coaching him in 2015
Odegaard has previously spoken of his desire to stay with Sociedad for the duration of his two-year loan to ensure that he is fully prepared to make the best possible impact at Madrid when he returns.
However, current circumstances may accelerate his promotion to Madrid’s first team, while Sociedad may also be forced to cut the Norwegian from their payroll to safeguard their own financial standing.
Odegaard’s contract with Madrid ends in June, but Madrid has the option to extend it for another year and it remains the player’s dream to become a star for the club.
As a result, Madrid could try to offer him a new and improved long-term deal to secure his future and ensure they don’t have to spend a lot of money on another young talent.