Liverpool have always been a dream, reveals Norway wonderkid Odegaard
The gifted youngster is being courted by some of Europe’s finest and has visited both Bayern and Dortmund, but the Premier League side have a special place in his heart
Stromsgodset wonderkid Martin Odegaard has revealed that he has always dreamed of playing for Liverpool.
The 15-year-old recently made his senior debut for Norway and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting talents around Europe.
He has been linked with clubs including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Juventus, Ajax and Bayern Munich over the past few months, but Liverpool remain the club of his dreams – although he is adamant he will choose the right place for his development when he leaves Stromsgodset.
“Liverpool have always been my dream club,” Odegaard told Sport Bild.
“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.”
The attacking midfielder then went on to stress that the Bundesliga could be an interesting option for him, before revealing that he has already paid visits to Bayern and Borussia Dortmund.
“Yes, I can see myself play in the Bundesliga. The German league is very strong. I don’t really have a favourite team in Germany, but Bayern and Dortmund are the teams I am following. They have shown in the Champions League that they are among the best.
“I didn’t take part in training at Dortmund. We only talked and they showed me around. Jurgen Klopp explained how the club works, how Dortmund feel about me and what they can offer me.
“I trained with Bayern and Stuttgart youth teams for a few days. The level is a lot higher than at the Norwegian youth teams. There was a big difference.”
Odegaard has yet to make a final decision on where he will continue his career and he aims to visit a number of clubs over the next few months to get a good idea of which would suit him best.
“I haven’t really thought about my future yet. I will end the season here and then visit a number of clubs. I have not made a final decision yet, though.
“I don’t know what will happen in the future. Of course, it’s flattering when you hear that big clubs are after you, but I don’t think about it too often.”