Highly-rated teenager Martin Odegaard is struggling to make an impact at Real Madrid under Rafa Benitez and is in a state of ‘limbo’, according to reports from Goal.
The 16-year-old joined Los Blancos last January in one of the most high-profile deals of the transfer window with the Spaniards paying £2.3m for the Norwegian.
Although a first-team future is expected to be some way off, Odegaard made his senior debut in the final game of last season’s La Liga campaign and has been included in Benitez’s Champions League set-up for the group stage of the Champions League.
However, reports claim that, after being left out of the squad for the trip to Malmo, the youngster is in limbo at the club, with his game time coming for their reserve side ‘Castilla’ under manager Zinedine Zidane.
Should his situation deteriorate interest could rise, with Man United and Liverpool just two sides to have been linked with him before he joined Real.