Martin Odegaard wants Klopp and Cameron Brannagan is leaving on loan.
In an ironic turn of events Martin Odegaard wants a move to Liverpool, at least that’s according to the Daily Mail. It’s being reported that the Norwegian prodigy wants to develope under Jürgen Klopp. Seems to me, Martin, you should have chosen Liverpool when we came knocking.
It’s not very surprising that Odegaard has found it challenging to find first team football easy to come by at Real Madrid when you consider the immense squad depth the La Liga giants have.
The Daily Mail report that Odegaard is close to being loaned out to a Bundesliga side but is waiting for an offer from Klopp before making any decisions.
Odegaard’s father Hans-Erik is meeting with officials from Real Madrid in the coming days to discuss his son’s future and it is understood that his father prefers a move to the Bundesliga.
The obstacle likely in this deal would be Odegaard’s salary which is an estimated £1.2 million which is unattractive for Bundesliga sides especially for a youngster.
An alternative to move to Germany, and this is understood to be preferable, would be to wait and see if Jurgen Klopp is keen on taking Odegaard on loan. He would be familiar with the facilities having visited Melwood when deciding which top European club to join before signing for Real Madrid.
I don’t see it being likely that Klopp would be keen on signing a player who would be given limited game time especially while the German is trying to trim his squad.
Liverpool are sending Cameron Brannagan out on loan to Wigan Athletic, according to the Liverpool Echo. With Marko Grujic and Gini Wijnaldum brought in to solidify the midfield for Liverpool it’s not likely that Brannagan will get many minutes this season especially with the lack of European football.
The young midfielder spoke to the Liverpool Echo last month about the benefits of a loan spell:
“If I’m not going to get regular game time here, I’d love the experience of what it’s like because that’s something I’ve not done before.
“Going out on loan, playing Championship football against men would be a good experience for me. I’d like to do that.
“We’ll see what the manager wants to do with me. It’s still early days. Jürgen will come and speak to me about that when he feels it’s the right time.”
Brannagan certainly seems like a lad who has his priorities straight.
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Jonas Hector has been reported as being a Liverpool target for some time now with a £20 million fee being the possible figure due to the German’s impressive showings at the Euros.
Alberto Moreno picked up a knock against AS Roma which has further fuelled speculation that Klopp will dip back into the transfer market for a fullback.