Real Sociedad Sporting Director Says the Club Will Retain Odegaard for This Season


Real Sociedad sporting director Roberto Olabe claims that Martin Odegaard wishes to stay for another season at the club.

This campaign was incredibly successful for the Norwegian after joining Real Madrid last summer on a two-year loan contract.

“Martin decided to come to us after having an agreement with [Bayer] Leverkusen,” Olabe said in a videoconference with the media says Marca. “I imagine that he liked what he heard and saw, and I understand that it’s going to be similar now. We have to let him express himself, not just as a player, but as a person too.”

“We’ve had a special relationship with Real Madrid for some time,” Olabe said. “There is an open conversation and they know how Martin is and what he’s thinking. I’m moderately optimistic from what I see on Martin’s face. I have a lot of confidence in him, not just as a player, but how he is. I’m more worried about Martin than Madrid.”

Real Madrid’s possibility of recalling Odegaard this summer rather than letting him stay at Real Sociedad for the two years previously agreed has indeed been talked about.


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