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Transfer news: Liverpool visit for Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard

1. Martin Odegaard, 15 (Stromsgodset): Few had heard of the Liverpool fan every club wants before last month, but he deservedly takes our wonderkids crown.
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Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard spent some time at Liverpool's Melwood training ground on Thursday as part of his visit to the club as he weighs up his next move.

The teenager, who turns 16 later this month, is one of Europe's hottest properties and has already made similar trips to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Manchester United among others.

Odegaard, who became the youngest player to feature in a European Qualifier when he played against Bulgaria aged 15 years and 300 days, currently plays for Stromsgodset in Norway.

He will be able to sign a formal professional contract when he turns 16 on December 17 and is a self-confessed Liverpool fan like his father, who accompanied him on his visit to Merseyside which also included a tour of Anfield.

"Liverpool have always been my dream club," Odegaard said last month. "But I will not let this affect my decision when I choose a new club.

"It's all about finding the team that is best for me and for my development. That is not necessarily Liverpool."

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is aware of the youngster's quality.

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Speaking last month he said: "I know he's a big talent, at that age to be playing senior football at 15 and in a competitive league.

"He's got wonderful ability and wonderful talent."

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