Real Madrid have officially announced a loan deal for Martin Ødegaard, who will join Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem on a one-year deal. Ødegaard, 19, spent the last year and half on loan at Heerenveen and will now return to the Netherlands top flight for another campaign after spending the pre-season with Julen Lopetegui’s senior squad. The Norway midfielder was subsequently omitted from the European Super Cup squad and the list for the opening game of the Liga season, making a second loan spell the obvious option for all parties.
Vitesse are currently third in the Eredivisie after two games of the season, the second of which was a 1-1 draw with Heerenveen.
Real Madrid issued a brief statement on their website to confirm the move: “Real Madrid C. F. and Vitesse Arnhem have agreed on a deal for Martin Odegaard for the coming season, until the 30th June 2019.”
Ødegaard joined Real Madrid from Strømsgodset in January 2015 but has made just two senior appearances for the club.