Real Madrid want to use the ‘Martin Odegaard plan’ on their highly-rated teenage star Cesar Gelabert, report Diario AS.
Odegaard is in the midst of a two-year loan spell at Real Sociedad and there have been similar loan arrangements in the past for players such as Fede Valverde.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked to a host of Europe’s leading clubs including Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Lyon – while Real Zaragoza and Real Valladolid are among the clubs interested in a loan deal.
Indeed, Diario AS reported earlier this month that Manchester United and Arsenal were also monitoring the player.
Gelabert has yet to make his first-team debut for Los Blancos, whom he joined from Hercules Alican five years ago.
The teenager has made 13 appearances so far this campaign for Madrid’s Castilla team, scoring one goal, and is said to be equally comfortable in a range of attacking positions.
Galbert’s deal at the Santiago Bernabeu expires in the summer of 2021 and there is no indication that he will renew his contract at the club, leaving open the possibility that they may decide to cash-in on the player this year.
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