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Martin Odegaard wants loan move from Real Madrid, says Guillem Balague

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 21:  Martin Odegaard of Real Madrid Castilla
Image: Martin Odegaard wants a loan move from Real Madrid, says Guillem Balague

Martin Odegaard would like to leave Real Madrid on loan during the January transfer window, says Guillem Balague.

Odegaard, 16, has made just one appearance for the Real Madrid senior side since his high-profile move from Stromsgodset.

He was linked in the Spanish press with a loan move to Getafe in the summer, but has instead made eight appearances for Real Madrid Castilla this term.

Balague says patience is needed with Odegaard, who turns 17 in December, but that the midfielder would want to move away on a short-term deal to keep improving.

He told Sky Sports: "We have to be patient with him. He is still 16.

Martin Odegaard of Real Madrid Castilla in action during the Segunda Division B match between Real Madrid Castilla v Barakald
Image: Odegaard (right) has made just one senior appearance at Real Madrid, and that was under Carlo Ancelotti

"Real Madrid want him to help the team as it is essential it is a competitive team that forces players to improve. 

"Real want him to stay and start improving himself, with no goals scored yet this season, but he would like to move on on loan. 

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"Conversations should take place soon about it."

Norway's youngest player ever, Martin Odegaard (C) vies during the Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Bulgaria in Oslo, Norway
Image: Odegaard (middle) has seven caps for the Norwegian national team

Odegaard said in August that he was in no hurry to sort his future at such a young age, and admitted Segunda B, where Zinedine Zidane's Castilla play, is a difficult league.

He said: "I'm 16, I'm handling things as best I can and I have a long road ahead of me. I'm in no hurry and there's no reason for me to get stressed.

"Segunda B is a difficult division because there are lots of tough opponents and the pitches are often very bad."

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