“I am sure Martin Odegaard is ready to play for Real Madrid today” claimed Slutsky.
The current Rubin Kazan coach boldly said that the Norwegian wonderkid can break into any club side in the world, with quotes from EFE.
He is already a top level footballer, capable of fighting for a place in any team in the world.
If Madrid gives him the opportunity, Martin will be playing.
Slutsky went further to defend the 21 year-old’s mentality and attitude, and highlighted the fact that Odegaard won’t have issues fitting into any system that Zinedine Zidane will be using at Real, because of his versatility.
He is strong mentally with great self-confidence and can play consistently for a long time.
He takes care of himself, eats properly and is hyper professional, almost like a robot.
The system will not be a problem for him– as he can play centrally or at the flanks– and it does not matter if it is a 4-4-2 or a 4-4-3.
The Norwegian midfielder has been on three loan spells since signing for the Laliga giants in 2015.
He played for Heerenveen in 2017/2018 season, moved to Vitesse the following season, before signing a two-year loan deal at Real Sociedad which ends in 2021.
Odegaard has played 22 league games for the Anoeta side, amassing four goals and six assists whilst becoming a critical part of how the Basque side sets up.
Martin has just one senior Real Madrid appearance to his name , when he came on as a sub for Cristiano Ronaldo [May 23, 2015] in their final league fixture of the season, becoming the youngest ever player to wear the royal white jersey aged 16 years and 157 days old.