Martin Odegaard is reportedly poised for a loan move at a Championship club after failing to break into the Real Madrid first team.
The Norwegian wonderkid is braced for a second spell away from the Bernabeu after being shipped off on an 18-month loan spell to Eredivisie outfit Heerenveen.
Odegaard, 19, has been involved in pre-season for Los Blancos this summer, but boss Julen Lopetegui is keen for the midfielder to carry on his development.
According to the Mirror, Real are willing to let the 12-cap international depart Spain for England’s second-tier of football.
Odegaard – who made history when he made his league debut for Stormsgodset as a 15-year-old – has featured just twice for Madrid since joining for £3million in 2015.
But he has failed to live up to the hype surrounding him since joining the Champions League holders.
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And Madrid want to increase the standard of football after spending the previous two seasons in Holland, as well as toughening the youngster up.
He racked up 43 appearances for The Super Frisians – chalking up with four goals in all competitions.
But his time at the club was cut short last campaign after suffering a fractured metatarsal five games before the end of the season.
Speaking at the end of his time with Heerenveen, he revealed his intentions to play regular football, as he said: “The important thing will be to go to a team where I can play.”