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Celtic approach Real Madrid to sign Martin Odegaard on loan

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Celtic have reportedly approached Real Madrid with a new loan offer for youngster Martin Odegaard to bring him to Glasgow to link up with Ronny Deila again.

Media reports from Spain have intimated that Celtic have made a new offer to land the Norwegian 16-year-old on a season long loan deal.

Real will be heading off on pre-season tours to Australia and China before Benitez makes a decision on Odegaard’s future for the coming season, when they return to Spain on August 1st.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila had tried to sign Odegaard before he made his €2.3 million move to Spain.

Deila, at the time, admitted: “I was speaking with him. I met them and talked with them but I knew all the way that it was going to be very hard. I didn’t put much into it.

“I just said that we were an option, that he would have a better chance of playing. He could have used us as a stepping stone to a bigger club.

“I knew it was going to be hard to get him to sign for Celtic with all the options he had. I have a good relationship with Martin and his father. They called me the day they chose Real Madrid. It’s not going to ruin his career. I understand the choice.”

Odegaard has also been linked with loan moves to Getafe and Southampton in recent weeks.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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