Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard makes his Real Madrid debut for reserve side
Last Updated: 08/02/15 6:18pm
Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard made his much-anticipated Real Madrid debut, coming on for the reserve side in their 2-2 draw with Bilbao Athletic on Sunday.
Odegaard, signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Madrid in a reported four million euro deal from Tippeligaen outfit Stromsgodset last month.
He was introduced as a substitute by Castilla coach and Real legend Zinedine Zidane with 20 minutes to go. However, the 16-year-old wonderkid made little impact in his first competitive match since November.
Castilla are top of their regional division in the third tier of Spanish football.
The European champions beat off stiff competition from a number of Europe's top clubs to seal Odegaard's signature in January with a number of Premier League teams, including the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all reportedly interested in the starlet.
He is already a full international with Norway and has been selected as part of Carlo Ancelotti's 25-man squad for the Champions League knock-out stages.