Martin Odegaard is confident of two successful seasons on loan at Real Sociedad but he is intent “on one day playing for Real Madrid.”
The Norwegian international has joined the Basque club on a two-year loan deal from Los Blancos having previously spent seasons on loan in the Eredivisie in the Netherlands.
“I had many offers, including from teams in the Champions League, but I felt strongly for La Real from the first minute,” Odegaard told an interview with Marca.
“After last season, I had several options, there were many teams interested in me. It is true that I talked with some, including La Real, and since the first meeting with the people here I had a good feeling about the project, the idea they had about me, the club...
“Real Madrid told me there were several possibilities to choose and from the first minute I had thought of La Real firstly because of their project.
“I saw many games of La Liga last season, I like Spanish football, and La Real I liked because of their style of play, their pressure, their idea of controlling the ball...
“Then, when I talked to the Coach and with the club people, I thought it was my best choice. I personally knew (Asier) Illarramendi and (Diego) Llorente, but of course many other players too, having watched them on TV. Here there are many high-level players.
“I have a contract with Real Madrid, I have extended it before coming to La Real, and my goal is to play one day at Madrid, but now I think the best step for me is to do it at La Real.
“I want to give my best level at La Real, that is my main objective, and then it will be seen, but of course I dream of playing someday in Real Madrid.”