Now it’s been clear that Bayern Munich “are in contact” with the Spanish premier club Real Madrid to sign Martin Odegaard. Again, Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been advised to consider joining Los Merengues, probably this summer.
Some of the German media networks has already confirmed, Odegaard is on Bayern’s radar. But the German club would like to respect his previous decision to sign for Madrid. Alongside, Odegaard hasn’t made a first-team appearance for Real Madrid, last season. So, they prefer to let the great football player take his own decision for joining them.
Yes, of course Odegaard has struggled to fit in at Real since joining. He had been playing largely for the team’s Castilla side despite becoming the club’s youngest debutant in the final fixture on last season at 16 years and 157 days of age.
Surprisingly the young star came on as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. May be I can help you remember, Cristiano was the reigning Ballon d’Or winner at the time. But lack of any first-team involvement, we had to admit it wasn’t quite the “passing of the torch”.
Bayern was already there while the Norwegian starlet Odegaard moved to Santiago Bernabeu from Stromsgodset in January, 2015. They tried to link up before Real Madrid, but Odegaard had thought otherwise.
Max Eberl, the sporting director of Borussia Monchengladbach told the German newspaper Kicker,
“Odegaard should have moved to the Bundesliga instead of Spain. You could say what would Gladbach be able to do against the biggest clubs in Europe? But I am convinced Odegaard would be a Bundesliga player in Gladbach. At Real he has a hard time at the moment.”
Real Madrid was never good at promoting the youth consistently. Even, not all the club’s managers have held that reputation. But Madrid’s current chief Zinedine Zidane may wish to change such situation. In fact we have to recall that he is the former Castilla coach. Bayern may still want the 17 year old Norwegian prodigy to sign in.
Meanwhile, Teddy Sheringham (ex-English forward) has told Spurs superstar Kane to consider upon the interest he’s currently getting from the top most clubs in the world. Speaking to the Mail On Sunday –
“I’m sure there are top clubs looking at him. They’d be prepared to break the bank just because of the way he plays and the way he wants to score goals”
But maybe we have scope for a second thought, Should he move right now? Timing’s a funny thing in football. Most supposedly you have to take the opportunity when it arises. And if it’s left over, another prosperous may have reached there at the elite club and you won’t get the chance again for at least few years.
Probably Kane is facing such tough time for taking balanced decision. Some issues may indicate this decision right and some others may make feel to go with the flow. But he can potentially link up with former White Hart Lane team-mate Gareth Bale in Real Madrid.
Kane undoubtedly feels an allegiance to the club who handed him his break into the Premier League, but after netting 22 goals in the English top flight this season, he may be tempted to join Los Blancos next season.