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West Ham to capitalise on Liverpool hesitance with wonderkid swoop

According to reports from Squawka, Liverpool and West Ham are both targeting Real Madrid attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard for a loan deal.

The 17-year-old was deemed one of the most exciting teenagers in world football when Los Blancos signed him from Stromsgodset in January 2015, having already established himself as a Norway international.

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But the attacking midfielder has struggled to impact at the Bernabeu, making just one appearances for Real’s senior side and spending the rest of his tenure with their Castilla string.

According to Squawka, the European champions are offering Odegaard out on loan to gain more first-team experience, with two Premier League clubs in the frame.

The Daily Mail linked Liverpool last week and Squawka mention their interest once again, but claim that signing Odegaard isn’t one of the Reds’ transfer priorities for the summer.

And that could allow fellow admirers West Ham to swoop in for the teenage playmaker, who they’re eyeing as a potential replacement for injured midfielder Manuel Lanzini.

However, the Premier League duo still face competition for his signature from the likes of Bayer Leverkusen, Hamburg, Monaco and Roma.

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