Martin Ødegaard secures loan move away from Real Madrid
Real Madrid midfielder Martin Ødegaard has secured a move back to the Eredivisie after agreeing to join Vitesse Arnhem on loan
Ødegaard, who joined Real Madrid when he was just 16 in 2015, was loaned out to Heerenveen last season where he scored four goals in 43 matches for the Dutch side.
The 19-year-old was impressed by Vitesse last season and thinks the style of football the club plays will be good for his development.
"The past year and a half I have played in the Eredivisie," Ødegaard told the club's website.
"I was impressed by Vitesse. I got to know Vitesse as a good footballing team, with an offensive and dominant view of the game. I think that way of playing is good for me. Vitesse has also shown that it gives young players a chance to dare. That is why I am happy with the opportunity that Vitesse offers me. "
Technical director Marc van Hintum said: "We are very pleased that Martin has chosen Vitesse. Despite interest from other clubs, we were able to convince Martin with the vision that Vitesse stands for. Martin has qualities that can give a team a boost."