Odegaard leaves Madrid on loan

Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has completed a loan move to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, it has been confirmed.

The 19-year-old made 43 appearances across two seasons at Dutch club Heerenveen but had since returned to Madrid.

Odegaard, who joined Madrid from Stromsgodset in 2014, has started just one Copa del Rey match for Los Blancos and despite featuring in pre-season, was always likely to be farmed out once more.

“Vitesse has shown that it gives young players a chance to dare,” Odegaard told club media.

“I am happy with the opportunity that Vitesse offers me.”

Vitesse are managed by former Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky.

Reports say Madrid president Florentino Perez sees the Scandinavian’s long-term future at the Bernabeu, so no purchase option has been included in the loan move.

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