This summer we can be certain that Liverpool will be active in the transfer market. Not only will Michael Edwards be adding strength and variety to the depth of the first team, he will also be getting rid of the deadwood. We can also expect the director to field calls from Europe’s elite, sniffing around our top players. Liverpool should demand Martin Odegaard as part of any sale to Real Madrid.
There have been plenty of rumours linking the Spanish giants with a move for a Reds forward this summer.
Some papers, such as The Mirror, have them chasing Sadio Mane.
Whilst El Desmarque has claimed that Madrid are after Mo Salah.
Whether they come for Mo or Sadio, if Liverpool decide to sell then they should demand Martin Odegaard as part of any deal.
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The Reds were one of a number of sides tracking the Norwegian when he burst onto the scene as a teenager in April 2014.
The prodigy joined Real Madrid the following January and now finds himself on loan at Real Sociedad.
In 23 appearances this season he has bagged four goals and five assists but he gives far more to the team than these numbers suggest. WhoScored have awarded him an impressive average rating of 7.29 for his La Liga campaign so far.
At just 21-years-old he is still improving and is widely tipped to transition smoothly into Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid side in the coming years.
If we do decide to sell one of our brightest players to Los Blancos then we should nab one of their brightest prospects in return.
We have been missing real flair and creativity, as well as goals, in midfield since Philippe Coutinho left.
Whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can pop up with the occasional strike, his long term fitness reliability is an issue.
Odegaard is sure to be one of the best attacking midfielders of the next decade, if Madrid so desperately want one of our leading lights, we should use the situation to our advantage.