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Martin Odegaard is due to start at Real Madrid

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As have provided a fresh installment of information regarding 16-year-old Martin Ødegaard on Thursday.

Since Tuesday it has become apparent that the much-prized Norwegian teenager is looking destined to join Real Madrid.

That transfer speculation was given a backbone on Wednesday evening as Ødegaard was pictured in the stands at the Vicente Calderon to watch Real lose 2-0 to Atletico in the Copa Del Rey.

The 16-year-old will undergo a medical Thursday before being introduced at a press conference at the Ciudad Real Madrid training facility at 13.30 CET.

Wednesday morning, Stromsgodset teammate Martin Ovenstad told news outlets that Odegaard would sign with Real Madrid after being courted by a host of Europe’s biggest clubs and finest academies. Odegaard has already spent time with Madrid’s first team as he toured clubs across the continent, having spent time with Bayern Munich and Liverpool as well.

Odegaard scored five goals in 23 games for Stromsgodset to help the team finish fourth in the Tippeligaen last year. Last October, he became the youngest player in the history of the European Championship when he came on as a substitute in Norway’s 2-1 victory over Bulgaria in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

Real Madrid is very interested in Pogba of Juventus

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has accused Carlo Ancelotti of telling a “ white lie ” and claims Real Madrid are interested in Paul Pogba.

El Confidencial says Real made it clear to visiting Juve GM Beppe Marotta last Wednesday that they’re keen to discuss terms for Pogba ahead of the summer market.

The Primera Division leaders are turning to Pogba after growing concerned over the back problems plaguing Borussia Dortmundmidfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

Zinedine Zidane has recommended Pogba to Real president Florentino Perez, rating the youngster as an excellent midfield talent with plenty of room for improvement.

“ I think Pogba is a great player. ” he told Sky Italia. “ He can play in any team in the world, but not for Real Madrid because he is not a player who interests us. ”

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has accused Carlo Ancelotti of telling a “ white lie ” and claims Real Madrid are interested in Paul Pogba.

Real actually attempted to sign Pogba ahead of Manchester United in 2010 after the U17 World Cup, but the demands of agent Mino Raiola, who was insisting on a salary of €1.5 million, scuppered the deal.