There is important breaking news from Real Madrid on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.
The Norwegian star has not appeared for a minute in any of the club’s last 10 games in all competitions and has not been included in this week’s Copa del Rey trip to Alcoyano.
Odegaard has not played a minute in the first team since the Champions League loss to Shakhtar Donestk, as Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro have established themselves as regulars, as manager Zinedine Zidane has relied on his old guard and now he wants an assignment.
Odegaard started the first two La Liga games of the season against Real Sociedad and Betis for Madrid, but has suffered several muscle injuries since then to derail his progress, but has been fit for each of the last seven games and has not played a minute.
The midfielder was the only addition to the first-team squad at Los Blancos this summer, as the club interrupted his two-season loan at Real Sociedad, for whom he thrived last season.
It was anticipated that he would be a regular in the lineup this season and the latest report states that he wants to go on loan for more minutes in the first team.