By Will Butcher
Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard is in line for a loan move away from Real Madrid amid Liverpool interest, according to a report.
It was claimed last month by Tribal Football that Jurgen Klopp was keeping tabs on the young Norwegian international, who already has nine caps for his country.
Spanish news outlet Marca now claim that Real manager Zinedine Zidane wants the 17-year-old to gain first-team experience at another club before making the step up to the Galacticos.
However, a deal could prove difficult to pull off for Klopp, as Real want him to stay in Spain whilst Odegaard himself and his father would rather move to Germany, the report claims.
The playmaker put pen to paper at the Bernabeu last year after signing from two-time Norwegian Premier League winners Stromsgodset for a fee of around £2.4million.
Any possibility of a permanent deal for Odegaard looks unlikely, as he still has five years remaining on his current contract and Real went to huge effort to secure his signature ahead of Europe’s other biggest clubs.
Odegaard, who wears the number seven shirt for Real Madrid’s B side, scored only one goal in 35 appearances for Castilla, but did conjure up seven assists.
At just 15, Odegaard described Liverpool as his dream club when being courted by Europe’s heavyweights, before signing for Real Madrid.
In other Liverpool news, this long-term absentee is desperate to impress Klopp during pre-season.