Liverpool and Ajax failed with quotes to sign Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard last summer, according to his former manager Leonid Slutsky.
Liverpool failed with a method to sign Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid last summer, according to his former manager Leonid Slutsky
Odegaard invested the 2018-19 campaign playing under Slutsky while on loan at Vitesse, scoring 11 goals and producing a more 12 in 39 appearances throughout all competitions.
The 21- year-old has because joined Real Sociedad on loan for the next 2 seasons, however Slutsky exposed that European champions Liverpool and last year’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax were both thinking about signing the Norwegian.
“His time at Vitesse has been very important. He became one of the best players in the Eredivisie and had many offers in his pocket. Not only from Real Sociedad, but also from Liverpool and Ajax,” Slutsky is priced quote as stating by The Mirror.
” It is an honour to have had a share in Martin’s growth as a footballer. It was a big difficulty for me to type of reanimate his profession. Martin, his representative and I reach an arrangement rapidly. Due to the fact that Vitesse were a more powerful team than Heerenveen (his previous loan club), he had to take an action forward.
“It’s clear that Real Madrid will decide his future with him by the end of the season. Could he stay with Real Sociedad for another year? I don’t know. I’m sure that Odegaard is ready to play for Real Madrid now. When I saw him play for Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu I realised that he definitely has the quality to play for Real Madrid.”
Odegaard has actually made 28 appearances for Sociedad up until now this season, scoring 7 goals and producing 8.